The Greenhouse of Walled Lake was Oakland County’s first fully licensed medical and recreational marijuana dispensary.

The Greenhouse’s focus on community has always been a driving force for owner Jerry Millen. And he and his staff are dedicated to ensuring that customers and patients receive the utmost guidance when it comes to selecting the right products for them whether for a health condition, relaxation, or just plain fun.

To celebrate their two year anniversary last weekend, Millen brought on hockey great and former Detroit Red Wings star-turned-cannabis entrepreneur, Darren McCarty as a guest bud tender.

And it created some serious buzz.

Community Event Was a Huge Success

To uplift the community and bring some lightness to this otherwise heavy time, McCarty was on hand from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 to sign autographs and promote his line of Darren McCarty “Pucker Up” pre-rolls.

Having credited cannabis with helping him overcome his struggles with alcoholism, McCarty entered the cannabis industry last year when he decided to partner with Michigan cannabis company Pincanna.

McCarty’s passion for cannabis and his celebrity status brought over 1000 people to the event – socially distanced, of course.

Millen couldn’t have been happier with the turnout and with getting to work with McCarty. “Honestly, one of the greatest guys in both the sports world and the cannabis industry!” said Millen. “He was so great and gracious to everybody who showed up to meet him.”

He also expressed gratitude for the patients and customers who have supported the Greenhouse over the past past two years. “We are grateful for you all!” he said.

Greenhouse’s Focus on Community Draws Girl Scouts

It may seem an unlikely duo, but if you wandered past the dispensary and saw Girl Scouts selling cookies out front this past weekend, you weren’t imagining things. An entrepreneurial troop decided it would be the perfect place to peddle their delicious treats.

“One of their mothers reached out to me last week and asked if they could do it and I said absolutely yes. This just shows you how far cannabis has come. Two years ago, the Girl Scouts would not let a Girl Scout troop stand outside of the store and sell their cookies,” said Millen.

When the young ladies and their mothers sold over 1,000 boxes, it inspired other troops to ask Millen for permission to do the same. Thus, this weekend, March 6th and 7th, Girl Scout cookie sales will resume.

“We need more spots like Greenhouse of Walled Lake who are allowing our girls to sell their cookies during this challenging and difficult time,” said one of the troop leaders.

Millen was only too happy to oblige.

“I have daughters of my own and I know how important this is to the girls and how much the public looks forward to enjoying the delectable mint, peanut butter, and other cookies.”

Let’s all raise a glass.. of milk.

We Applaud the Greenhouse’s Focus on Community

As cannabis marketing experts, we are always impressed when we encounter cannabis businesses that know the importance of giving back.

The Greenhouse’s focus on community over the past two years has been more than commendable. It’s what this industry is all about.

We are happy to congratulate the Greenhouse on their two-year anniversary!

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