Last week, we kicked off our 420 coverage with online Q&As featuring as many medical and recreational dispensaries as we could find in Greater Lansing. Several responses included fascinating details about how these local companies got started — and where they’re going.
We also asked: What sets your shop apart from others on the local market?
Here’s what they said:
Lansing Botanical Co.
“Our people and our culture. We strive daily to live our mission, which equates to making cannabis approachable no matter where our customer is on the cannabis spectrum. From the canna-curious to the cannasseur, our BoCo staff is dedicated to providing the level of respect, compassion and expertise our customers deserve.”
“Pleasantrees is, at its core, a company started by cannabis people who have been deeply involved in the industry and culture for most of their lives. We believe that connection to, and respect for, the plant is recognizable in everything we do, including growing top-shelf flower and manufacturing high-end water hash rosin without the use of any additives or chemical solvents.
“Similarly, our stores feel authentic and our branding strikes a meaningful balance between traditional cannabis culture and the modern societal refinement of the now legal industry.
“Understanding the variety of delivery methods available and to differentiate ourselves, our product assortment includes the following categories: packaged flower; vapor pens and cartridges (distillate, rosin & resin); concentrates; edibles; tinctures; topicals; capsules/tabs; CBD products; and apparel. Our retail establishments feature diversified product offerings that showcase our flagship brand, Pleasantrees, and our newly introduced value brand, Gud Nuff.”
“The best customer service, the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff, our dedication to Lansing and cannabis generally. Our design and the size of our establishment will be the most unique once completed. We aren’t ‘big corporate’ cannabis. Our team is mostly local and we still consider ourselves “mom and pop” in this industry.”
“We truly appreciate our customers and patients and try to spend time getting to know them and their likes and dislikes. We put quality care and quality products first. We also are big advocates on eliminating the stigma surrounding marijuana and want to help people learn and appreciate the power of this amazing plant for healing.”
“We are dedicated to providing customers accessibility to the best, safest and largest variety of cannabis products in Michigan. Similar to a “farm-to-table” concept, consumers will be able to see how our plants are grown and processed before purchasing their favorite products. We are also diligent in the rigorous testing of our products, testing for microbes, pesticides, cannabinoid content and more.”
“The most obvious advantage we have over our competitors is our precision crafted cannabis. Our team at Pro Gro is turning out some of the best quality flower Michigan has ever seen, and introducing new strains to the market that are turning heads.”
“Our dispensaries are one-of-a-kind experiences that reflect the neighborhood and communities in which they’re set. What they all have in common is support for local artisans, both in the handmade display items we use in each store as well as the unique items we offer for sale. Our stores are filled with natural light in order to be welcoming to adults of all ages. We use original art and unusual merchandizing to create an experience that is always intriguing and unique so that each time a customer visits, he or she finds something they hadn’t seen before — as well of course as the excellent cannabis we pride ourselves on providing.”
Lume Cannabis Co.
“Lume was founded on four brand pillars: quality above all, open to everyone, forward-thinking and Michigan made. Since day one, we’ve designed our stores with these tenets in mind. There’s no single stereotypical cannabis consumer, so we made sure that we created a welcoming, approachable environment that simultaneously surpasses the experts’ expectations without intimidating the novices. A clean, modern aesthetic coupled with a personalized, guided shopping experience ensures you’ll walk away satisfied with your visit, not to mention your Lume brand cannabis, which can only be found at our 15 locations.”
Visit lansingcitypulse.com/lansterdam for full Q&As from our “12 Days of Cannabis” coverage.