Firstly I love this little spot. Its on point. Right on the corner inside the space across from the snowmo dealership. I was actually avoiding most the shops up in the U.P. after some bad experiences. Not really bad but just underwhelming and underdelivered. Then i was told of this place. Said it blows them away. I immediately said "no way" and proceeded to hop in my car and investigate if it was true....
Here is what resulted.
Its a small little setup. You walk in you are greeted with a nice clean waiting room that has several couches. From there, when its your turn you will be allowed into the display room to see the goods. its a very straight forward 3 display layout currently. With a medical case and 2 rec cases. Offering some of the best prices i have found in the region with a quality that hasnt been matched by others in the area. To the point they had a great selection for rec. They had concentrate. but no distillate for rec. Mostly due to the shortage currently. But they are working to get more and increase the offerings for Rec. So far if you compare prices they have some of the best. its not a case of getting what you pay for. Because honestly most others would be charging more. They have the jars on display. typically you see these primo manicured buds that they will showcase and the container you get is close to that. But in this case it was spot on point. Display to product. In fact i think the jar they gave me of the 99 problems was better then the viewing jar.
For my first experience i ended up finding out i was dealing with the owner.
it was great to see an owner focused on delivering a quality product and experience. They were knowledged, had experience in terms of understanding and recommendation of strains/effects. the overall experience could only have been made better if they had more products to sell me. But Lets be honest.... Its hard to say when you leave with an empty wallet that was full if thats a bad thing. Mostly because when you compare the quality. Its hard to walk away from the deals and selection. For me it was a "sampler experience" to find something on their menu to help my conditions. I think i achieved that and more. Now i went from 1-2 options to 4 in one go. At prices i can afford.
In terms of medical qualities of their menu.
While it may have a very diverse flower lineup and a limited line up for concentrates and distillates. Which at face value may seem less than the competitors. What they do provide with each product is a proven coverage of effects, strains, as well as brand quality/reputation. By having some of the best available in the state. The offset to that is a high quality product. Id rather have half the selection and have the quality be superior. Then vice versa. So to that the selection and quality are at the highest levels offered in the industry. Delivered at that maintained quality. Not to say other places dont have great stuff. But it often can be having a product for sake of a product. Then really focusing on the quality within the increased diversity.
They are a budding and developing dispensary. So dont be afraid if something is missing from the experience to let them know. Dispensaries are built on customer feedback. I explained an issue i had as a non local finding the place. Found out i was able to help them fix it. This is the key to what makes a great experience in my opinion. Where you can clearly see the focus of serving the consumer vs themselves. You can see a great level of care placed in them as individuals where you can really feel the positivity. Anyone can sell flower, but its who is behind it and why that is what defines the great places in this industry for me.
If you are considering coming north to experience Rec or Medical. Why driver any further and pass up this amazing location. Unless they have a medicine that is unavailable at the Cannabis Lupus Cafe. Would be the only reason for me. But my rebuttal would be, they have a medicine that can almost be comparable for most users treatments.
To that point for medical patients. From what i can compare. They have the highest quality and best prices on selection for medical products in this region. Admittedly i do not come from MI but have lots of experience between the west coast and Vegas with experiencing some of the best shops the country has to offer. I know it will take years to hit that point for some dispensaries in the State of MI. But one thing i can say is this place is on its way, especially when i look at the few rec options we have. This one is currently the best. As they expand and grow i hope they continue to keep these principles alive. As we need more dispensaries in the area that are customer driven as it appears they were. From the moment you walk in i hope you will have the same experience as me where you will see that is evidently clear.
So i hope your experience ends up as amazing as mine and you will come in to this place and see for yourself why i feel at this time it is the best up and comer in the U.P.