LOWELL, MI — Kent County’s first recreational marijuana shop will have its grand opening at 4:20 pm. Friday.
Meds Cafe staff initially planned to open the adult-use marijuana dispensary at 1965 W. Main St. at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 13.
Meds Cafe co-owner and co-founder Michael Atkins said the opening time was pushed back to 4:20 p.m. to honor the first Meds Cafe, which opened near Rogers City, on April 20 last year. April 20 also is widely known as Weed Day.
The store will remain open until 9 p.m. Regular dispensary hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.
Meds Cafe staff previously said they estimate long lines with waiting times ranging from one and a half hours to two hours for their grand opening.
Lowell is one of a handful of cities in West Michigan allowing recreational marijuana. The only other city in Kent County currently allowing recreational marijuana facilities is Grand Rapids, and city leaders won’t be taking license applications for recreational marijuana shops until at least April 20, 2020.
Miller estimates Meds Cafe will hire about 20 employees.
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