The Detroit Metro Times has a feature on one of our favorite Michigan cannabis success stories: the story of Vince Volovlek who turned a serious accident that almost took his arm into a best-selling marijuana pain cream:
Through trial-and-error, Volovlek developed an organic, cannabis-infused lotion that relieved his pain. He shared the homemade concoction with friends, and they reported positive results for a variety of ailments – arthritis, headaches, menstrual cramps, various skin ailments, and nerve, joint and muscle pain.
“At the time, I had no intention of starting a business. I just wanted to get back to my normal life,” he says. “But I realized this could help a lot of people.”
And it did. Eight years after the crash, more than 100,000 jars of his cream, Michigan Organic Rub, has been sold in numerous dispensaries throughout the state. The product line includes lotions and balms with a variety of scents, from lemon and lavender to vanilla mint and orange cream.
Michigan Organic Rub won five High Times awards.
Volovlek eventually sold the product line to Pincanna Lab, a Farmington Hills-based cannabis cultivator and distributor, where he now works as a consultant and develops other products for the company.
More at the Metro Times. Learn more about Michigan Organic Rub at Pincanna & be sure to check out Darren McCarty’s excellent interview with Vince on his Grind Time Podcast: