GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The first medical marijuana shop in Grand Rapids opened its doors to patients Friday.
Fluresh, the new medical cannabis provisioning center, is located at 1213 Phillips Ave. SW near the intersection of Hall Street and Buchanan Avenue.
“We will be providing patients with an environment that I think they will feel really comfortable with. We want it to be inviting, hopefully you will see that by looking around,” said Fluresh CEO Leah Bailey.
It will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Workers say patients with a Michigan medical marijuana card don’t need to schedule an appointment ahead of time.
“We are open every day of the week. We want to be able to ensure that we can take care of all patients throughout the week at whatever times works them,” said Lindsay Levin, chief marketing and sales officer at Fluresh.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was set for 10 a.m. The first 50 patients received gift bags and the shop scheduled deals throughout the day.
“I’ve been driving to Muskegon for my medical marijuana. So, this is saving me a trip,” said Nancy Webster, a medical marijuana patient. “I’m very excited because I used to take opioids and I don’t have to anymore. I have a bad neck and so its really nice to be able to use this instead of medication.”
The company says their expert matchmakers will be able to help patients find specific products for their individual treatments.
“Each patient will be able to meet with a cannabis adviser one-on-one who will walk them through what issues they are looking to solve, how to help them and what products we have available. We really believe that one-on-one is very important to address all wellness needs,” said Levin.