History of the Store
Canna4Life is a first-class adult use cannabis shop and dispensary. We believe that listening to our customers and bringing them the education that’s right for their unique needs are the cornerstones of an excellent cannabis experience. Our helpful budtenders are always on the lookout for new techniques and tips, so don’t hesitate to come on in and ask away. We love cannabis beginners, and we’re always ready with suggestions on how to get started. No matter what you’re looking for, we have the perfect flower, tincture, edible, vape, topical, or pre-roll for you.
We Have Deep Roots in Clarkston
Canna4Life has deep roots in the community of Clarkston. We fought hard to be here, and we’re so proud to call this amazing city home. What’s more, we’re literally embedded in its history since the building we work in every day began life as a memorial for wounded WWII soldiers in 1946. The building then became Clarkston’s first hospital, and 70 years later it’s now home to Clarkston’s first cannabis shop. Ain’t life grand?
In the beginning, Canna4Life was in a fight for its very life. Even though I-502 had passed and the people of Clarkston voted to allow recreational cannabis stores within the city limits, the city council was still dragging its feet. Canna4Life would be able to open one day and then immediately have to close the next. It got so bad that Kelly and Julie Jackson, the founders of Canna4Life, had to march down to city hall every Monday to fight for a license they already legally owned. Despite immense local support, the city council put a moratorium on all cannabis shops within city limits and that, it seemed, was that.
Fighting the Good Fight for Cannabis
However, the Jacksons were fighters, they brought in their daughter, Bethany Frost, as Canna4Life’s bookkeeper and they got to work. Kelly remembers those days with a gleam in his eye. “When we stood up to fight, the city voters who voted for legal pot stood up with us. They were very supportive of us. It was the support of the community that gave us the will to fight.” Eventually, after a two and half year, knock down drag out fight, on January 26th of 2016, Canna4Life was able to open its doors for good. We love that we get to live and work in a community that’s passionate about supporting us and we hope that this shines through in everything that we do.
Today, Canna4Life has a new owner, but our team is still led by Bethany who’s been joined by Robin Cook as Canna4Life’s new manager. We haven’t forgotten the hurdles we had to go through to be here, and we’re grateful every day to be able to serve our community. That’s why we’re always striving to be the very best. All of the budtenders work hard to educate ourselves about the latest science and product breakthroughs in cannabis so that we can give the best recommendations every single time. Robin believes that this is what truly sets Canna4Life apart. “We have the best products, service, and selection, hands down. And, more importantly, we know the names of 90% of the people who walk in here. We want everyone who comes through our doors to feel connected to the amazing community here.”
Bethany, Robin, and the rest of the Canna4Life team are just getting warmed up. Come on in and get connected to experience the best service, selection, and smiles in Clarkston. We can’t wait to meet you!