Lume Cannabis Company in Michigan recently has a partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Lume received an adult-use cannabis license for the tribal lands of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Chippewa County, Michigan. This cooperation allows Lume to open a retail dispensary in 2020 and five more dispensaries in 2022.
Sault Tribe’s economic development executive director, Joel Schultz, said the Lume is the largest vertically-integrated cannabis company in Michigan. Hence, Tribe is “honored” to work with Lume and considers it “a big moment” for the tribe.
According to the statement, Schultz said:
“The Sault Tribe is working progressively to diversify economic development to enhance revenues to expand services to Sault Tribe Members. Lume has the expertise, passion, values, and philosophy that make them the ideal company to work with to bring recreational cannabis to Sault Ste. Marie.”
Doug Hellyar, Lume President, and COO also said the deal with Sault Tribe would lead the operation of the company “to the next level.”
He pointed out in the statement:
“We are excited about our partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and pleased to announce we’ve received an adult-use marijuana retail license to open our newest Lume location.”
“We look forward to introducing our high-quality cannabis products to adult-use customers and medical patients age 21 and up with a valid medical card in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding communities.”
At present, Lume has 10 locations in Michigan.
Lume also works with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians for retail shops in Petoskey and Mackinaw City, according to the press release on High Times. Although retail cannabis sales are not allowed in Mackinaw City, it has no control over tribal lands.
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