MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Recreational marijuana is still months away from coming to Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, but a marijuana business will open this weekend in Muskegon.
Marijuana fans have been waiting for this day.
“Currently, we’re getting about 100 inquiries a day,” said Greg Maki, owner of Park Place Provisionary at 1922 Park St. near Laketon.
Park Place will be open at 10 a.m. Friday.
Maki has wanted to be the first recreational provider in West Michigan since he first applied for a license in 2017.
“I think it’s a great advantage. It’s been my motto, my team’s whole motto is to be first in the market,” Maki said.
Park Place will have more than 100 different products available, including seven different kinds of flower or bud, depending on what you want to call the old-school smokeable marijuana.
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The store has been stocking up to make sure that unlike shops in Ann Arbor and Evart, which sold out in a single day, are not repeated this weekend.
“I don’t think it’ll be anything like Dec. 1, but in West Michigan here being the first, we do expect a couple hundred people anyways,” Maki said. “We have had two requests from people wanting to know if they can camp out and we told them yes.”
Prices are pretty standard statewide: higher than medical and significantly higher than black market.
Bella Sol, also in Muskegon, expected to open on Saturday for recreational sales. However, the facility announced on Friday it couldn’t get an adequate amount of product for the grand opening.
Therefore, the owners decided to postpone the grand opening for recreational purposes. The facility has several concentrates available for recreational sales. However, the owners suggest people call or email before coming in.
It will still be open for medical sales.