Michigan’s marijuana industry is among the most competitive industry in the state. With basement-low wholesale prices, the industry is becoming increasingly more vertically-integrated. The most profitable way to do business in weed is for growers to be sellers, realizing margins on both sides of the business.
Some consolidation has occurred and more is likely. The large players remain large, such as Lume. But others are growing their presence in retail, like Common Citizen, which acquired Liv Cannabis last year and is amassing a larger retail operation.
Below are the largest cannabis retailers in Michigan, according to Crain’s research. This list is not exhaustive and only a snippet of the entire retail sector of the industry, which has hundreds of dispensaries.
Lume Cannabis Co.
Retail locations: Adrian, Ann Arbor, Berkley, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Cedar Springs, Coldwater, Escanaba, Evart, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Honor, Houghton, Iron Mountain, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Lowell, Mackinaw City, Manistique, Monroe, Mount Pleasant (2), Negaunee, Owosso, Oxford, Petersburg, Petoskey (2), Portage, Saginaw, Sault Ste Marie, Southfield and Walled Lake.
Popular strains: Jenny Kush, Blackout Marshmallow OG, GMO Crasher.
Jars Cannabis Co.
Retail stores: 17
Retail locations: Battle Creek, Center Line, Detroit (2), Fennville, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Monroe, Mount Clemens, Mount Pleasant, Muskegon, Owosso, Oxford, River Rouge, Saginaw and Ypsilanti.
Popular strains: AK-47, Tangie, Moroccan Kush
Skymint Cannabis Co.
Retail stores: 21; four branded as 3Fifteen.
Retail locations: Ann Arbor (2), Battle Creek (2), Camden, Coldwater, East Lansing, Flint, Gaylord, Grand Rapids (2), Hazel Park, Kalamazoo, Lansing (2), Morenci, Muskegon, Nunica, Portage, Saginaw and Traverse City.
Popular strains: Lemon 18, Beng Beng OG, Cheetah Piss, Animal Mint Cake
Note: Skymint is currently under the control of a receiver and is expected to be auctioned to the highest bidder in the next month.
Gage Cannabis Co.
Retail stores: 19; five branded as Cookies, five branded as Pinnacle and one as Lemonnade.
Retail locations: Addison, Adrian, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Buchanan, Burton, Camden, Center Line, Detroit, Edmore, Ferndale, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo (2), Lansing, Morenci, Oxford and Traverse City.
Popular strains: Gelato Driver, Zweet Inzanity #1, Banana Bread
Cloud Cannabis Co.
Retail stores: 11
Retail locations: Ann Arbor, Cedar Springs, Detroit, Gaylord, Grand Rapids (2), Kalamazoo, Muskegon, New Baltimore, Traverse City and Utica.
Popular strains: Do not manufacture their own strains.
Headquarters: Ann Arbor
Retail stores: 10
Retail locations: Ann Arbor, Coldwater, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lapeer, Lowell, Monroe, Muskegon (medical only) and Oxford.
Popular strains: Wonka Bars #13, Gelato Pebbles, Gorilla Zkittlez
Retail stores: 9; six branded as Liv Cannabis, one as Pure Cannabis Dispo, one as Xplore Cannabis and one as Cannavista Wellness.
Retail locations: Buchanan, Detroit, Ferndale, Grand Rapids, Lake Orion, Lansing, Lapeer (2), Westland (opening soon).
Popular strains: Puffo Gelato, LA Pop Rockz, Electric Peanut Butter Cookies
House of Dank
Headquarters: Madison Heights
Retail stores: 9
Retail locations: Center Line, Detroit (2), Grand Rapids, Lapeer, Monroe, Saginaw, Traverse City, Ypsilanti.
Popular strains: Runtz, Lemon Bubba Temple, Peach Crescendo #1