Sault Tribe & Lume partnership bringing retail dispensary to tribal land

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High Times reports that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has reached an agreement with Lume Cannabis Co to open a retail cannabis marijuana dispensary on tribal land in the UP:

Joel Schultz, the Sault Tribe Economic Development executive director, said in a press release that the partnership has been awarded a license to operate an adult-use cannabis retailer on its tribal lands near the Canadian border.

“We are honored to work with the top cannabis operator in Michigan to bring high-quality cannabis products to medical patients and adult-use consumers who live in or visit Sault Ste. Marie and the Eastern Upper Peninsula area,” he said. “The Sault Tribe is working progressively to diversify economic development to enhance revenues to expand services to Sault Tribe Members. Lume has the expertise, passion, values, and philosophy that make them the ideal company to work with to bring recreational cannabis to Sault Ste. Marie.”

The press release from the Sault Tribe adds:

As a result of this partnership, Lume is planning to open five additional stores on tribal land in 2021 and 2022.

“This is a big moment for our tribe for the opportunities it represents. Until now, we have been on the outside of this thriving industry and we look forward to working with Lume to help Michiganders experience the numerous health, wellness and other benefits of Lume’s high-quality cannabis products,” Schultz said.

All Lume flower is grown and cultivated in a state-of-the-art facility in Evart, Mich., by a team of highly trained and experienced growers, which ensures Lume products have consistent aromas, appearances and effects. For a full product listing, visit

“Providing Michiganders with safe cannabis products is our top priority—which is why we grow all our products without harmful chemicals and subject them to the most rigorous testing in the industry,” Lume President and COO Doug Hellyar said. “Our newest partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will take our operations to the next level and establish us as the state’s go-to source for all things cannabis, including our commitment to educating our customers and making it as convenient as possible for them to access the best, safest products to meet their individual needs.”

Read more of the Sault Tribe’s press release about a much needed addition to the chronically underserved Upper Peninsula.