Buy weed, win $1,000 golden ticket at an Ann Arbor marijuana dispensary –

ANN ARBOR, MI — Buy a pre-roll and enter a chance to win a golden ticket.

Ann Arbor-based Pure Roots is running a Willy Wonka-style St. Patrick’s Day promotion by giving out five golden tickets valued at $1,000 each. Tickets include $500 cash and the other half as store credit at the Pure Roots marijuana shop, 3430 Washtenaw Ave.

Anyone can buy a pre-roll box between March 10-17 for a chance to win cash. Golden tickets are randomly placed within Pure Roots’ single gram pre-roll boxes.

The shop opened in June 2020, making this promotion the first of its kind at the store for St. Patrick’s Day, said Reni George, vice president of government affairs.

“We thought it would be a good time to give back to the community. We wanted to make it a fun shopping experience and give them a chance to win some money and pay some bills, and get free cannabis,” George said.

The 3,500-square-foot “high-end apothecary-style” store offers a limited curated menu of flower, edibles, tinctures, vape carts, CBD products, concentrates and more. Customers can walk in and pay from one of six kiosks, which owners Mike Yaldoo and Aziz Naser developed, to handle transactions and read counterfeit bills.

“We make sure there’s integrity in the payment systems. The reader counterfeit checks automatically and it will reject a bill if its crumbled or counterfeit,” George said. “The owners come from a deep experience in merchant processing and payments. We own the code, we own the physical machine. We fabricated the design.”

Customers can expect to be greeted by employees, asking whether they’re eyeing a product for pain relief, uplifting experiences or relaxation.

“We say, ‘how do you want to feel?’ George said. “That helps customers understand what cannabis does.”

Pure Roots is expanding to Centerline, Battle Creek and Lansing by the end of the year, George said.

The company delivers throughout Washtenaw County and across Metro Detroit.

More information is available online.


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