Shango, an Oregon-based cannabis brand, is opening its first provisioning center in Michigan in Lapeer today. Located at 224 E. Genessee St., the 1,100-square-foot retail medical center will offer flower, concentrates, edibles, and accessories.
Shango is a vertically integrated brand operating in Oregon, Nevada, and Michigan. It has expansions to California, Arizona, and Missouri planned for 2020.
The brand is teaming up with Adnan “Andy” Shango to open the center. He owns and operates RYO Packaging and Distribution Inc. in Imlay City. Since 2001, his wholesale company has supplied goods to convenience stores, gas stations, and tobacco retailers throughout Michigan, Ohio, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
Shango met Brandon Rexroad, founder and CEO of Shango, and the two decided to establish the company in Michigan.
“This partnership is a natural,” says Shango. “I’ve had strong ties to this community since we opened the North End Meat Market in downtown Lapeer way back in 1979. Meeting each other was a matter of fate, and now we are ready to begin building a heavy Shango presence in the Michigan cannabis marketplace.”
The location will open at 10 a.m., and the first 50 patrons will receive a Shango T-shirt and hat. Raffle tickets will be given out throughout the day with a drawing for prizes held on Saturday.
Regular store hours will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.
Shango Lapeer is a member of the Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce.