Skymint, a Michigan-based cannabis retailer, has opened its newest location in Hazel Park, brightening a forlorn stretch of John R with a gleaming, state-of-the-art weed store that frankly wouldn’t look out of place at Somerset Collection or any other upscale mall.

On today’s show, we speak with Summer Ransom-Cleveland, the company’s president of retail, all about contemporary marijuana retail marketing, and with Joe Neller, chief government affairs officer and co-founder of Green Peak Innovations, Skymint’s vertically integrated parent company, about the company’s business model and efforts to promote social justice.

You can check it out in the player at the bottom of the screen.

Staying with the getting-high-in-the-burbs theme, Royal Oak’s City Commission has approved an ordinance permitting adult-use recreational marijuana in the city. So while the city of Detroit continues to drag its feet on allowing recreational weed businesses, at least a few suburbs aren’t content to wait. (Ferndale now has three dispensaries operating, including two licensed for adult-use recreational.)

Lastly, downtown Royal Oak LGBTQ mainstay Pronto! has been sold. The buyer is its next-door neighbor, Five15, a novelty store best know for hosting Drag Queen Bingo.

Don’t forget we do this every weekday on the Daily Detroit podcast.

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