The WellFlower hosts the records cancellation fair on the Ypsilanti site

YPSILANTI, MI — A newly opened cannabis dispensary in Ypsilanti is co-hosting a record erasing fair in early May to help community members remove cannabis-related crimes and misdemeanors from their records.

Scout Cannabis Co., which has a retail arm at The WellFlower, partners with the Great Lakes Expungement Network, the City of Ypsilanti and the Attorney’s Office Convictions Integrity and Clearance Unit of Washtenaw County to host the Erasure Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at The WellFlower, 1820 Washtenaw Ave. in Ypsilanti.

The lounge is for those who wish to go through the expungement process for a cannabis-related felony or misdemeanor on their record. Pre-registration for the event is available until April 25, according to the Scout Cannabis Co website.

In support of the event, the Ypsilanti Police Department is providing free fingerprints from April 15 to May 7, while GLEN will cover all costs for the erasure process for pre-registered and approved individuals.

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The WellFlower opened on April 9 and is the second location for the dispensary, which opened in Manistee. A third site is expected to open in Northfield in the coming weeks, company officials said.

The dispensary was co-founded by cousins ​​Dr. Rob McCurren and Trent McCurren. Rob McCurren previously worked as an emergency physician, while Trent McCurren comes from marketing and craft beer.

Scout Cannabis Co. has also partnered with GLEN to create a concentrate, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the work of the organization. The concentrate will be available at both The WellFlower locations, as well as other Michigan cannabis stores.

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“We know that a person’s prior criminal offenses can create barriers in life, such as housing and employment,” Trent McCurren said in a statement announcing the debarment fair. “As cannabis is now legal in Michigan, we need to fix the harm that cannabis prohibition has caused people.”

To register for the event, visit the Scout Cannabis Co. website.

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