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Recreational Weed Sales Arrive In Northern Michigan Today

Jan. 31, 2020

Northern Michigan’s first retail recreational marijuana location will open today (Jan. 31) in Honor. Lume, located at 9899 Honor Highway, will become Benzie County’s first marijuana retail location and the first in the area. The store will be open from 10am to 9pm today (Friday, Jan. 31).
 
Lume says its store will offer “a huge variety of high-quality flower, pre-rolls, edibles and concentrates to meet the unique needs of any cannabis consumer.”
 
Throughout the day, there will be warming tents with free food from Jim’s Joint BBQ and coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts from Ursa Major Coffee for people waiting in line. Gift bags will be given to the first 100 adult-use customers. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 11am. Free shuttle service will be provided throughout the day from an off-site parking lot located at 9564 Honor Highway.
 
The Honor location is Lume’s second store to offer adult-use sales; the other, Lit Provisioning Centers in Evart, launched recreational sales in early December 2019. Lume representatives say they are preparing to open additional stores in Adrian, Petoskey, Negaunee, Walled Lake and Mackinaw City by April.
  
Several medical marijuana provisioning centers have opened in and around Traverse City – including Highly Cannaco and The Cured Leaf – but the city itself and many area municipalities have for now opted out of allowing recreational marijuana businesses.
 
After six weeks of recreational marijuana businesses operating throughout Michigan, sales have exceeded $10 million.

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