As a medical-marijuana patient, Tom Downs recently opened his own dispensary out of necessity, he said.
As a medical-marijuana grower, the Jackson resident said he felt like he was not getting a fair shake from other dispensaries.
Since he opened Canna Care in Blackman Township a month ago, many other growers and patients have been coming in, he said.
“Our prices are geared toward the patients so they can afford their meds,” said Downs, who opened his dispensary for state-licensed patients at 2000 W. Ganson St.
Canna Care is one of a few dispensaries that have recently opened in Blackman Township.
Sweet Leaf, located at 2504 Wildwood Ave., opened during the summer of 2011, and Kaya Provision Center at 740 Laurence Ave. opened next door to ABC Academy.
Blackman Township does not have an ordinance to regulate medical marijuana. Other municipalities, including the city of Jackson and Leoni Township, are developing ordinances that would regulate medical marijuana and have passed moratoriums on any new dispensaries in the interim.
Downs said he is not concerned about competition even with two other dispensaries nearby.
“The demand is just so high that supply can’t be met,” he said.
Hours for Canna Care are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
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