West Coast Meds
8620 Lyndon St, Detroit
Top-Selling Strain: Sativa-Hybrid Blue Cheese and Holy Grail or Indica-Hybrid White Walker
Top-Selling Concentrate: West Coast Meds Wax
Top-Selling Edible: THC Kool Aid and Chocolate Brownies
West Coast Meds is a small family business. We are open seven days a week (except Christmas) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Our goal as a small business is to one day become a corporation that provides a friendly and professional environment with quality products. West Coast Meds is known for its excellent service, knowledge of cannabis and quality organic products. Our goal is to become one of the largest caregiver centers in the metro Detroit area, and as we expand, we would like to provide more jobs for local Detroit residents. West Coast Meds will ensure quality service and products.
What’s the story behind the name of your collective?
Our mission is to be the most essential Medical Marijuana Caregiver Center within the state of Michigan. We believe in the healing powers of cannabis and its natural benefits. We put patients first by providing top quality organic medicine and cannabis products at reasonable prices. West Coast Meds’ name originated as a result of the knowledge that high quality products came from the West Coast, and we wanted to provide our customers with that same quality.
What does your collective offer patients that they can’t find anywhere else?
We offer our customers a wide range of products other than medical marijuana from gas masks, pipes, pens, oils, edibles, wax and much more. As a family-owned business this is providing us an opportunity to not only strengthen our family core but also the community we serve. We often do events to give back to the kids in our community. Our latest big event we were able to provide over 300 book bags filled with school supplies for the kids in the neighborhood in which we do business, and we plan to continue to give back within our own community; that is most important to us as owners.
How has the cannabis industry changed since you have been in the business? Where would you like to see it go?
Since we began our business the industry has moved towards more legalization, and we anticipate that more local business owners will join in. Moving forward, expanding our business also means that we can bring more Detroit residents into our family unit by increasing jobs within our neighboring community.
What are the biggest challenges you face in this industry as a collective? . . . Biggest joys?
At West Coast Meds we understand that our biggest challenge is changing the mindset of individuals that we are not a “Trap House” or “Street Vendor” but a legally owned corporation that has every intention of serving the greater Detroit area with a honest, friendly and safe location for the purchase of all medical marijuana products.
If someone wanted to open a collective and get their feet wet in the industry, what advice or counsel would you give them?
For anyone wanting to join the industry, we would say that professionalism and safety are the keys to being successful in this industry, as well as knowledge of your customers and product. Giving back to the community we serve is also important.