When 27-year-old Kiel Howland announced his plans to open a medical marijuana business — now legal in Michigan — he didn’t get much support, the Battle Creek Enquirer reports.
“Everybody in my family was a critic,” Howland said. “Everyone I met was a critic. Critics have given us the fuel to move forward — but they’re never critics for long.”
Since his licensed collective, The Karmacy, opened in Springfield nearly a year ago, Howland said he has worked to break his industry’s stereotypes. His facility isn’t a dispensary or a compassion club — it’s a research facility. And his visitors aren’t customers, he said — they’re patients, and the collective’s top priority.
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Source: Battle Creek Enquirer