The following is an excerpt from Blac Detroit. Titled: “Recreational Weed Sales Start in Michigan, Questions Linger.” Posted April 2, 2020
“I’m at everything,” Stephens says of her industry engagement. “I stay involved as it relates to this whole process. It’s all been brand new to Michigan. I think the state didn’t want to use what Denver had in place, or California or Vegas. I think they wanted to take what they thought worked and then create new things.”
Stephens says it was disease that first drew her business partner and herself to cannabis. Stephens suffers from lupus, an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks normal, healthy tissue resulting in inflammation and damage to the joints, skin and other organs, and her partner had late-stage cancer. They tried Rick Simpson oil, and, Stephens says, “It helped us, both of us. Our eyes were opened to this plant.”
Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a THC-heavy extract developed by the marijuana enthusiast. His main claim is that it treats cancer, and also that it’s effective against multiple sclerosis, arthritis, inflammation, high blood pressure and other ailments.