2849 Miller Rd., Flint, 48503
276 East State St., Montrose, 48457
Top-Selling Strain: Zkittles
Top-Selling Concentrate: Clear
Top-Selling Edible: No Bake
How and when did your collective start up?
Shortly after the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008 was passed, I noticed a void in my area as far as access to medical marijuana. So I decided to start the collective in December 2010 by renting a space in the bottom half of a 3,000-square-foot building.
What’s the story behind the name of your collective?
I called it “We Grow Education & Collective Center,” because as I thought about it and really, that’s how medical cannabis gets to the patients, through growth and education.
What does your collective offer patients that they can’t find anywhere else?
Our collective offers educational classes for medication, exceptional service, great personalities and a sense of ease with receiving your medication. We take pride and comfort knowing that you received high quality medicines, which we stand by. We care for our patients needs, making sure we find what medication helps their specific medical condition, whether it’s cancer, chronic pain, migraines or anything else.
How has the cannabis industry changed since you have been in the business?
The cannabis industry has changed tremendously since 2008 when the MMMJ law was passed, it was a little unorganized throughout the years, but they’re starting to come to a little bit more organization in the cannabis industry. I would like to see it stay in the hands of the medical marijuana patients instead of under government control.
What are the biggest challenges you face in this industry as a collective? Biggest joys?
The biggest challenges in the industry is trying to keep everyone happy with their medications. My most joyful time is when a patient comes in and says “that medicine you gave me really worked,” or a cancer patient comes in and says their cancer is in remission due to the discounted medications We Grow provided.
What is the one thing you want patients to know about your collective?
We would like our patients to know that we are here to provide their medication anytime, anywhere they need and that we also will provide them with information that they need to know and/or that they would like to find out—that they can come to We Grow and get that from us.
If someone wanted to open a collective and get their feet wet in the industry, what advice or counsel would you give them?
My advice for anyone that would like to become in the cannabis industry is to get a good lawyer!
What is the most important thing you hope to accomplish while in the MMJ community?
To bring knowledge, education and awareness to the general public of what the actual benefits of medical marijuana are to our community. There are people that are ill and could benefit from the uses of medical marijuana; they just need to be aware of the plethora of medicinal benefits available in the cannabis plant.