Method Man’s weed hits Michigan

Method Man brings TICAL WuTang Cannabis Michigan

Method Man’s Tical brand of cannabis became available in dispensaries in Detroit on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, expanding a business already operating in California, Colorado, and Nevada. Detroit has been at the forefront of change in the cannabis and psychedelics industries

TICAL weed is now in Detroit, and social equity is the goal

TICAL stands for Taking Into Consideration All Lives, a socially conscious, ethnically-inclusive term coined by the rapper in 1993 and used to reference cannabis. Since his early Wu-Tang days, Method Man has been a proponent of the plant, and TICAL strains like C.R.E.A.M., named after the classic Wu track and Method Man’s iconic hook, remind customers of the long history of cannabis and hip-hop culture intertwining and taking inspiration from each other.

Promoting black-owned businesses in the cannabis space

The essence of the brand, aside from highlighting the deep cultural link between hip-hop and cannabis, is to encourage the establishment of more black-owned businesses and bring social equity to the rapidly expanding legal cannabis landscape, which has left little room for black cannabis entrepreneurs. Method Man and TICAL co-founder Nathaniel Vereen feel they need to continue to do their part to push for social equity by partnering with like-minded companies. 

Wu-Tang in Cannabis–A Talented Collective 

Working in tandem with Glorious Cannabis Co. out of Rochester Hills, TICAL’s partnerships prioritize collaboration with female and minority-owned businesses. TICAL’s partners have a reputation for innovative and progressive ideas, with Rochester Hills cannabis shop gaining acclaim for its ICEWATER bubble-hash infused pre-rolls and Glorious Cannabis Co. being awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Detroit Engineers Society for efficiency and progressiveness. 

Detroit has roughly 300 cannabis retail locations in operation, but only six are currently black-owned. This highlights the need for businesses like TICAL to occupy a space in the landscape–to generate significant tax revenue from cannabis sales that can be re-invested in local communities and inspire other black entrepreneurs to enter the legal industry. 

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