Small Business Saturday: How you can support MI cannabis businesses

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By Jessica Strachan

November 21, 2023

Looking to do some creative shopping this Small Business Saturday? From delicious catering to custom accessories, these meaningful ganja-inspired gifts celebrate the spirit of giving from the heart.

MICHIGAN—It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the spirit of giving and supporting local businesses. Small Business Saturday is all about shopping with purpose. We’ve rounded up some unique ideas to support our local cannabis cultivators and entrepreneurs who are doing incredible community projects and giving back in meaningful ways all year round.

A delectable dining experience

Small Business Saturday: How you can support MI cannabis businesses

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Treat your loved ones this holiday to a one-of-a-kind meal basket that’s sure to impress. Yes, we’re talking about mouth-watering cannabis-infused meals crafted by the talented Chef Sunflower of LuckyPistil Catering.

Known around Michigan for her passion for organic ingredients and fusing flavors, Chef Sunflower creates dishes that are delicious and beautifully presented. From breakfasts to charitable events, LuckyPistil offers catering options for any occasion if you’re buying for that special host or hostess of your life.

For those who just love to be in the kitchen, there are also recipes for purchase to make your own memorable food basket with a twist. Click here for more info.

Wellness for the new year

Small Business Saturday: How you can support MI cannabis businesses

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For those seeking inner peace and well-being in the new year, a gift card for the Detroit-based yoga studio Elevated Yogi is the way to go. With daily classes and a focus on unity and imagination, Elevated Yogi offers a serene space to connect with your inner self. To take yoga to the next level, they incorporate cannabis into classes—perfect for weed aficionados to explore relaxation through yoga, marijuana, and community.

Elevated Yogi is located in the Boston Edison district of Detroit, and you can check out all the information about them here.

A city staycation

Small Business Saturday: How you can support MI cannabis businesses

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Celebrate the magic of the big city this season and treat your loved ones to a stay at The Copper House Detroit. This captivating bed and breakfast nestled in the Bagley neighborhood near Ferndale offers a glamorous interior and a vibrant ambiance.

But it takes more than that to make this list. Billing itself as “a cozy home space for elevated accommodations,” Copper House is run by local activists with expertise in urban agriculture and healing practices. They also provide safe and fun spaces for the LGBTQ+ community.

By choosing this unique staycation experience, you’re not only gifting a memorable getaway—you also support locals who are making a difference in their community.

Copper House is located at 17418 Monica St. in Detroit. Visit them online here.

Merch and bud that makes a difference

Small Business Saturday: How you can support MI cannabis businesses

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While local shopping is the way to go, we recommend a dispensary supporting good causes as a business model, not just during the holiday season. Grassy Knoll in Muskegon is one such shop that takes pride in its family roots and commitment to giving back throughout the year, making it our top spot for your cannabis merch this shopping season.

They actively support the Noah Project, a no-kill shelter, and other community initiatives—ensuring that your dollars have a positive impact. On top of that, they have 20% off specials daily on certain products, so you can save on the gifts your special someone will love the most.

Grassy Knoll is located at 2125 Lemuel St. in Muskegon, and you can browse their products here.

Interactive art

Small Business Saturday: How you can support MI cannabis businesses

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For the artists in your life, or those who love a new experience, Michigan is home to the nation’s first cannabis art therapy company. With the goal of helping people and having fun through art, the trained professionals at Puff, Puff, Paint offer sessions that combine art therapy with cannabis-infused creativity throughout the year—and across the state.

From Lansing to Detroit to Flint, their immersive art experiences make for a unique and memorable outing. Even better, a portion of their proceeds go towards supporting community projects.

Get ready to paint yourself a twist for a truly magical and experiential gift at Puff, Puff, Paint.

Custom accessories

Small Business Saturday: How you can support MI cannabis businesses

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Looking for a unique gift for a cannabis enthusiast? Cyberoptix, a Detroit-based Etsy shop, creates custom-made accessories that capture the science of CBD and THC molecules. Their originally-illustrated neckties and bow ties are classy and perfect for anyone—from chemistry teachers to activists.

With a range of options, Cyberoptix is a go-to small business for cool and personalized marijuana-inspired gifts to make your loved ones’ holiday season extra special.

Start your shopping cart here.

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