City Pulse: 12 Days of Cannabis
Day 5: Arcanna in Ionia, Michigan
How long has your company been in business?
Arcanna was founded in 2019 by a team of people with more than 30 years of combined experience in the cannabis industry. We are passionate about the industry and products. Although our dispensary is located in Ionia, we serve customers throughout the Lansing region.
Briefly walk us through the story of how (and why) your company got started.
Our team has great passion not only for the cannabis industry, but more importantly for helping consumers get access to premium, safe products. We started in hydroponic grow stores before moving into medical marijuana and now recreational. Our mission is always focused on providing premier products and exceptional customer service.
Who is on the leadership team and what sorts of backgrounds do they bring to the table?
Our leadership comprises individuals with more than 30 years of experience in the cannabis industry. They include experts who own one of the largest indoor gardening stores in Michigan as well as those with long term experience and success in cannabis cultivation and processing.
Briefly walk me through the scope of your company.
Arcanna is a leading, vertically integrated cannabis company focused on innovation, experience and craftsmanship. We currently have our 25,000 square foot grow facility, processing (one of the largest labs in the state with capacity to process up to 12,000 lbs. a week) and provisioning center. Our Ionia dispensary offers a wide variety of recreational and medical cannabis products; however, we have three additional provisioning center locations in development. Individuals can visit our dispensary, located at 29 Beardsley Rd, or order online at ArcannaUSA.com. We also offer curb-side pick-up and free delivery within 45 miles.
How many employees do you have, both locally and across the entirety of the company?
We have 55 employees, however plan to have a total of 100 employees by the end of 2021.
How has business been lately?
Business has been on a steady increase in sales due to our vast selection of over 50 strains of flowers and over 250 types of dabs.
What sets your provisioning center(s) apart from others on the local market?
We are dedicated in providing customers accessibility to the best, safest and largest variety of cannabis products in Michigan. Similar to a “farm-to-table” concept, consumers will be able to see how our plants are grown and processed before purchasing their favorite products. We are also diligent in the rigorous testing of our products, testing for microbes, pesticides, cannabinoid content and more.
What does this company hope to accomplish?
Arcanna sets the standard for superior cannabis and exceptional customer service. Our focus is always on people and products, while maintaining and promoting the culture of marijuana. We want our customers to know that we take the extra time to make sure the products and service they receive are premier.
Where do you see this company 10 years from now?
We have plans to open multiple dispensaries across Michigan.
Any exciting new products on the shelves lately?
With more than 50 strains of flowers and over 250 types of dabs, there are many exciting new products for every type of cannabis enthusiast.