Monroe County’s first recreational adult-use marijuana store is now handling delivery to consumers’ houses.
Monroe County’s first recreational adult-use marijuana store is now rolling up to consumers’ houses.
Lume Cannabis Co. launched a home delivery service Friday morning, servicing most communities in the county.
Called Lume Delivery, the program discreetly delivers cannabis products to adult recreational users, according to a statement from the company.
Lume sells a variety of marijuana products, including buds, pre-rolls, topicals and various edibles.
Located in Petersburg, the company opened its retail store at 15205 Tandem Court earlier this month. It is the first such facility in the county following the establishment and regulation of recreational marijuana businesses in the state after a voter initiative legalized the industry in 2018.
Doug Hellyar, president and COO of Lume, said the company is excited to start the service from its Petersburg store.
“At Lume, we take great pride in offering a customer experience that can’t be replicated by our competitors,” he said. “That’s why we’re so excited to launch Lume Delivery at our Petersburg store for our recreational customers.”
Orders can be placed on the company’s website and must meet certain criteria. The total order must exceed $125 before tax; customers must pay with a debit card or cash and they must enter their desired delivery address upon checkout.
The company will inspect and accept customers’ government-issued identification cards or Marijuana Patient Registry cards upon delivery.
For a limited time, the company is waiving delivery fees in Petersburg in an effort to promote public safety as the state responds to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Hellyar said the delivery service has gained increased popularity during the public health crisis. Lume operates several other stores in the state, the closest being Adrian. According to the company, it plans to have 20 stores by the end of the year.
“Our discreet Lume Delivery service has become very popular … because it is a convenient way to safely access our high-quality cannabis products without having to leave home,” Hellyar said.
The company will deliver to most addresses in the county. Its delivery footprint includes the following communities: Monroe (48161 and 48162); Carleton (48117); Dundee (48131); Erie (48133); Ida (48140); LaSalle (48145); Lambertville (48144); Maybee (48159); Ottawa Lake (49867); Petersburg (49270); and Temperance (48182).
Hellyar said the company will expand its delivery radius to include more areas in Monroe and Lenawee counties in the near future.
Though voters legalized recreational cannabis in Michigan in 2018, the ballot initiative also gave municipalities the power to opt out of licensing such facilities within their jurisdictions.
While they can’t bar the use of the product in their borders, most townships and cities in the county adopted measures prohibiting recreational facilities ahead of a state-imposed deadline last year.
Discussions of establishing such businesses have been ongoing in Monroe Charter Township and the City of Monroe.
The township adopted an ordinance outlining the requirements of such facilities earlier this year. The city established a subcommittee to discuss the issue earlier this year as well.
Recreational facilities are licensed and monitored by the Marijuana Regulatory Agency, a division of the state’s Licensing and Regulatory Agency.
For more information, visit lume.com.