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BMIC cannabis business to open this week

BAY MILLS — Northern Light Cannabis Co. has announced a grand opening date of Friday.

Northern Light Cannabis Co. is located directly off of I-75 on M-28 at exit 384 in Dafter just south of Sault Ste. Marie, and is an all-in-one operation. Bay Mills Indian Community will cultivate, produce, research and sell marijuana products from one central location, officials said in an announcement.

“As the first tribal cannabis operation in Michigan, owned and operated by Bay Mills Indian Community, NLCC will provide residents the opportunity to purchase a variety of marijuana products at much lower prices than competitors,” officials said the announcement. “Products available will include flower, edibles, tinctures, and CBD oils.”

In 2019, BMIC’s tribal citizens enacted tribal laws and regulations to authorize personal and commercial marijuana use on tribal lands. NLCC will be licensed and regulated under the laws of Bay Mills Indian Community.

“Bay Mills Indian Community takes a lot of pride in leading the way for the advancement of tribal rights, and being ‘first.’ We are proud to develop the first tribally-owned and operated cannabis business in Michigan,” said Bryan Newland, tribal chairman, in the announcement. “Northern Light Cannabis Co. will provide our community with a diverse new field for employment, and generate new revenues for our tribal government and community. This is yet another exciting step forward for Bay Mills — and for Indian Country.”

As the community-owned business grows, Bay Mills intends to add new locations on its tribal lands throughout Michigan. Ultimately, Bay Mills will work to develop an intertribal cooperative, where marijuana products produced by Bay Mills are sold by other tribes at tribally owned retail establishments throughout the state of Michigan to benefit their tribal members and community residents.

Learn more about Northern Light at https://www.northernlightcannabis.com/.

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