Native Michigan Remedies opens marijuana microbusiness

Published 5:06 pm Friday, June 7, 2024

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NILES — An established Niles marijuana business opened its new retail space to the community Friday.

After more than five years of growing and cultivating cannabis, Native Michigan Remedies opened the doors to its Class A marijuana microbusiness at 2112 Industrial Dr., Niles, much to the joy of owner William Haas. The business hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon to celebrate.

NMR is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Monday.

“It feels good,” Haas said. “It’s a tough industry, it’s not for the light-hearted or people with shallow pockets so to finally have this open is great.”

The Class A microbusiness features a wide variety of “seed to shelf” NMR products as well as products from other growers. In Michigan, a Class A microbusiness license allows the licensee to grow up to 300 marijuana plants, purchase/obtain mature plants from other licensed growers and the ability to utilize an outside processor. 

Haas founded NMR in 2019 with Brian Crespo, who now oversees the NMR 2 processing lab with Haas’ son, Skyler. NMR, which began as a growing facility before adding the processing lab, decided to pursue a microbusiness license to compete in the ever-changing landscape that is the Michigan marijuana industry.

“We’re still small town guys here from Niles,” Crespo said. “We know we have great products, we know that the public demands our great products so we knew that the only way for us to get the value and continue to provide for our community and provide good jobs for our employees was to pivot to a Class A microbusiness.”

Both Haas and Crespo believe that being a smaller operation allows them to produce a quality product with more attention to detail. 

For more information on NMR and the products it offers, visit