Marijuana businesses continue to succeed in Southwest Michigan

NOW: Marijuana businesses continue to succeed in Southwest Michigan

CASS COUNTY, Mich. -- One Cassopolis marijuana shop owner says the cannabis industry has been growing consistently in Southwest Michigan thanks to out-of-state visitors being curious about the industry.

This curiosity has been bringing in new and old customers to Sunset Coast Provisions in Cassopolis to try something new or stick to their favorite products.

“I think it’s perception so a lot of the growth is coming from new consumers that were curious or even afraid of it before. People feel really comfortable to come in, ask questions and learn about the product,” said Nick Sayers, Co-Founder of Sunset Coast Provisions.

Businesses like Sunset Coast Provisions bring in plenty of customers and tourists from Indiana.

However, police officers will be on the lookout this Labor Day weekend for buyers who plan to transport the products across state lines to Indiana where marijuana is still illegal.

“We’re not going to be doing anything differently because we’ve been looking for it when we complete traffic stops even before it was legalized just next door,” said Sgt. Ted Bohner, Indiana State Police.

Sayers says he hopes the legal and regulated marijuana market in Michigan will bring even more customers out to sample or learn about cannabis products.

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