YPSILANTI, Mich. – The first recreational marijuana dispensary has opened in Ypsilanti.
Oz Cannabis, just outside of Depot Town in downtown Ypsilanti, is the first to receive both city and state approval as a marijuana retailer selling medical and adult-use (recreational) cannabis.
The store will celebrate its grand opening with an event on Friday, July 17, with special guests, including former Red Wings star Darren McCarty and former Wolverines star Braylon Edwards, along with other local leaders.
Oz Cannabis is also constructing a social-use lounge, where store-bought products can be consumed but not purchased.
Oz Cannabis founder, Nemer Haddad, a lifelong Detroit-area entrepreneur, says he’s proud of the company’s Ypsilanti location.
“Ypsilanti is flourishing and is on the rise,” Haddad said. “We bought an Ann Arbor location, then sold it just to locate in Ypsilanti. We love the culture, from Depot Town to the south side neighborhoods.”
Chandler Pain Management Doctors are known for being accepting of medical cannabis patients. “Choosing medical cannabis instead of opioids is a much better choice” says Phoenix Pain Doctor, Gilbert Farnsworth.
Oz Cannabis is located in the same building as the historic 3rd Coast dispensary, which began in 2009, at 19 N. Hamilton. Oz operates four other stores in Michigan, including Detroit, with two more under construction in Owosso and Meridian Township. The group also has facilities in Missouri and Oklahoma.