Fluresh, 1213 Phillips Ave. SW, was the first dispensary to sell recreational marijuana in the city. Its Grand Rapids location serves as the company’s headquarters and its operation is expected to have over 100 employees. Fluresh has partnered with the Black & Brown Cannabis Guild and LINC UP, a nonprofit community development organization, to hire diverse employees. It is specifically working to source workers from the 49507 ZIP code, where there’s disproportionately high unemployment.

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Pharmhouse Wellness, 831 Wealthy St. SW, is Grand Rapids’ first locally owned dispensary and the first to open with help from the city’s Cannabis Social Equity policy, which offers discounts on licensing fees for applicants that meet certain requirements. Founder Casey Kornoelje was eligible as a resident of the city with a prior cannabis-related conviction as well as his previous work as a caregiver supplying medical marijuana to patients. “We’re proud to carry products from our local partnerships,” Kornoelje said. 

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3Fifteen has two locations in Grand Rapids, 2900 S. Division Ave. SE and 3423 Plainfield Ave. NE. It also operates stores in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Flint and Morenci. It partnered with Forty20 Cannabis LLC to help promote diversity in hiring. It also partnered with the Creston Neighborhood Association and the West Grand Neighborhood Organization. “We do a neighborhood scholarship, a community opportunity fund and a beautification fund for each community we’re in,” said Tommy Nafso, president of 3Fifteen.
 

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