You’ve seen the signs at supermarkets and elsewhere — credit cards or checks accepted, no cash and no cash back.

It’s in response to a reported coin shortage stretching across the United States due to COVID-19.

Yet the owner of an Oakland County marijuana store is taking a novel approach to the issue by inviting customers to bring in their coins as payment for cannabis — and even offering free marijuana as a bonus to those who bring in a substantial amount.

Beginning July 28 and continuing indefinitely, Greenhouse of Walled Lake is holding a “Coins for Cannabis” promotion, accepting rolls of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters for payment. Customers who bring in $100 or more in rolled coin will receive a free pre-roll.

“There has been so much impact on our community due to the Covid-19 virus, and the coin shortage is yet another example,” said Jerry Millen, Greenhouse owner. “I decided we urge customers to bring in their coins. They roll the coins, we roll the cannabis, and we would have some fun at the same time.”


Greenhouse, Oakland County’s first licensed medical marijuana store, is on the corner of East Walled Lake Drive and Pontiac Trail in Walled Lake.

Greenhouse, a fully-licensed medical and recreational marijuana dispensary, also offers budmasters who can advise and guide customers on selecting products, whether for a health condition or relaxation — or simply for fun. It’s located at 103 E. Walled Lake Drive at Pontiac Trail.


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