October 15, 2021
By Mike Kruzman / firstname.lastname@example.org
The owner of an Oakland County dispensary is hoping to help shake the stigma and bring his business to Brighton.
The Greenhouse Dispensary in Walled Lake serves between 1,000 and 1,600 customers daily. Owner Jerry Millen says that up to a quarter of those customers are coming from Livingston County, which he believes demonstrates that there is demand for the product within the county. Their average customer is 44 years old.
Millen recently purchased the old Rolison Hardware building in downtown Brighton, and while he hasn’t submitted any formal plans, he has expressed an interest in turning it into a dispensary.
At a recent special meeting of Brighton City Council, nearly all of the roughly 30 residents who spoke on the topic were against the idea of a dispensary, especially on Main Street. Many felt that a dispensary would not keep with the “family-friendly” nature of the city.
Millen invites anyone with questions or concerns to give him a call or even take a tour of his Walled Lake facility; believing they will be surprised with what it’s really like versus their perception. He says that cannabis is not the “devil’s