A Family-Owned Pot Shop Brings Big Business to Small Michigan Town, and Big Savings to MichiGanja Subscribers

By Kyle Kaminski

June 6, 2023

This month, new subscribers to The MichiGanja Report instantly get a coupon code for 15% off plus a free lighter and stickers from Local Roots Cannabis. Sign up here.

LAINGSBURG—There’s something wonderful about small town life, especially when that small town is in Michigan. That endearing sense of friendliness known as “Midwest Nice” is on full display across the state—but nowhere is it more obvious than within our smaller cities and towns.

And as it turns out, that small-town charm pairs exceptionally well with weed.

In 2021, lifelong Michigander Roy Liskey and his mother Ronda—a former medical marijuana caregiver—decided to venture into recreational cannabis with one simple goal in mind: to bring high-quality, affordable and friendly cannabis into the small city of Laingsburg. 

Local Roots Cannabis Co. was born. And now as the statewide cannabis market continues to blossom more than two years later, those same guiding principles have helped the family-run operation stand out among the state’s highest-rated pot shops—with the awards to prove it.

“This is a very special community to me,” Liskey told The ‘Gander. “Laingsburg is almost like one of those Hallmark towns. It has this sense of community, of belonging. I’ve lived in a few different places now, and they’ve all made me realize how special it is in Laingsburg.”

Liskey said Local Roots differentiates itself from other corporate cannabis giants across Michigan, in part, because of its small-town approach to business.

While other pot shops resemble Apple stores with flashy screens and gimmicks, Liskey has kept his small-town store feeling homey and comfortable. The staff keeps focused on friendly, approachable service for all types of customers—from longtime stoners to curious newbies.

Now, Local Roots is teaming up with The MichiGanja Report to offer a special discount: new subscribers to the newsletter instantly receive a coupon code for 15% off their next order, plus a free lighter and stickers!

Our pick for what to use that discount on? Redemption Cannabis’ convenient 10-packs of pre-rolled joints, available in two strains: Gooberry and Mafia Funeral.You can even buy them by the carton.

A Family-Owned Pot Shop Brings Big Business to Small Michigan Town, and Big Savings to MichiGanja Subscribers

Gooberry—which is a crossbreed between two other cannabis strains called Afgoo and Blueberry—is known to be especially great for unwinding after a stressful day. This fruity and spicy strain carries obvious notes of blueberry, with just the slightest hint of pine. And its full-body relaxing effects make it perfect for a Netflix binge.

This promotion only lasts through the end of June, so sign up for The MichiGanja Report by clicking here.

A Family-Owned Pot Shop Brings Big Business to Small Michigan Town, and Big Savings to MichiGanja Subscribers


  • Kyle Kaminski

    Kyle Kaminski is an award-winning investigative journalist with more than a decade of experience covering news across Michigan. Prior to joining The ‘Gander, Kyle worked as the managing editor at City Pulse in Lansing and as a reporter for the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

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