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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is the latest Michigan tribe to enter the cannabis business with the April 14 grand opening of its marijuana retail store and consumption lounge,  Rolling Embers. 

Located on the Tribe’s land at Exit 1 on I-94 in New Buffalo, MI, the recently constructed facility includes 3,000 square feet of indoor retail space, including a 1,400 square-foot outdoor consumption lounge. Rolling Embers sources its products from  Michigan, cultivators and processors, including other Tribes, and currently has 14 employees. 

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In addition to its retail offerings, the facility will provide access to food trucks and live entertainment and accommodate large groups for private events.

The Pokagon Band retained Opus Consulting — a business management firm with experience in both tribal business and the cannabis industry — to assist in the development and management of the facility.

Alex Wesaw, Treasurer of the Pokagon Band Tribal Council and Chairman of the Pokagon Development Authority, said the opening comes after years of evaluating business opportunities in the cannabis industry. 

“We are very pleased to have partnered with Opus Consulting to enter the market and establish Rolling Embers,” Wesaw said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming the public to experience what Rolling Embers has to offer.”