“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
Vetra Stephens Biography
Serial Entrepreneur, Vetra Stephens is a Michigan powerhouse that has made it her mission to amplify a holistic and purpose-driven lifestyle. As co-Founder and CEO of 1st Quality Medz medical and recreational dispensary in River Rouge Michigan, and co-CEO of PTN-NRS and RPTN Groups, the umbrella group over 1st Quality Medz’ provisioning, cultivation and processing center, Stephens takes pride in being the first and the best quality marijuana in Detroit’s Wayne County.
Before opening the doors of 1st Quality Medz in 2019, for fifteen years, Stephens partnered with NRS’ Ron Makino to form PTN-NRS…
to become leaders in developing opportunities for the public and private sector to earn revenue through transit advertising, corporate and commercial sponsorships and business development. With clients that ranged from the City of Detroit’s People Mover, Google, IBM to Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Radisson and Red Bull, Stephens garnered the respect of the state’s most influential inhabitants. This respect allowed her to pivot her brand into the cannabis industry after experiencing a life-threatening disease that sparked a life-long interest in the healing miracles of the plant. This never-ending interest birthed The V-Affect line of CBD and THC products, and Pure Life Gardens, an online destination that puts your entire wellness needs in one place.
A Powerhouse in Michigan
Vetra Stephens currently serves as a board member for the Great Lakes Cannabis Chamber of Commerce (GLCCC) working closely with Andrew Brisbo, Director of LARA, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer to continue to shape Michigan's marijuana policy.