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Marijuana Store Outside New Buffalo

(New Buffalo Township, MI) - A ribbon cutting was held today for a marijuana store just a stone’s throw from La Porte County.


Rolling Embers is just outside New Buffalo on State Road 239 and Wilson Road.


There are eight different types of marijuana buds available for smoking. Other products include already rolled marijuana cigarettes and marijuana-infused gummies.


The store is owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians near the entrance to the tribe’s Four Winds Casino.


Dr. Alex Wesaw, who’s a member of the tribe, said it’s the tribe’s first venture into the retail sale of marijuana.


“This is the result of listening directly to our citizenry, taking direction and coming together as a team.  This isn’t the effort or result of one person. This is a community working together to accomplish goals,” he said.


Also speaking was Jacques Santucci, president of Opus Consulting, which assisted in things like what the store should offer.


He said people must be at least 21-years-old to come inside and every customers will have their driver’s licenses checked.


Santucci also spoke highly of the store being in a highly visible location next to Interstate 94


“Great care has been taken in the planning and implementation of the vision to provide a curated experience to both new and seasoned cannabis consumers alike,” he said.

Rolling Embers is also one of the first marijuana stores in Michigan to have an outdoor lounge.  Customers can sit by a fire in patio type chairs and consume what they just purchased.


There’s also food truck parked beside the lounge along with live music right now on weekends and cornhole.


The store is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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