Making a Difference in Advocacy and Community Outreach
Kalkushka Lounge is one of the newest additions to the Carbidex family of brands and shares in our mission of bringing good people together to enhance lives by creating extraordinary cannabis experiences. Situated in a 3,000 sq. ft. space of a historic building in Downtown Kalkaska, MI, our cannabis lounge is right next door to The Botanical Co. retail store, also under the Carbidex umbrella. This paired connection works together to create a convenient location that helps advance our advocacy for safe and reliable access to cannabis. With Kalkushka Lounge in place, we can engage with the community in a warm and inviting social environment where all are welcome.
Invested in the Communities We Serve
Kalkushka Lounge and the rest of the Carbidex family are dedicated to enhancing the lives of people in the communities we serve. We have remained invested in our communities through various outreach programs and will continue our efforts to find more ways to stay engaged.
Partnerships with organizations in several markets allowed us to collect school supplies for those that needed them the most. We’ve organized food drives with support from local food banks. Fundraisers helped raise money for organizations such as The Trevor Project, Sons & Daughters United, MICIA, The Last Prisoner Project, and the Great Lakes Expungement Network. We’ve established partnerships with harm reduction programs in support of decreasing substance abuse in Michigan. We offer more than just a cannabis-friendly lounge – our company is deeply rooted in uplifting our communities, and we’re just getting started.
Our Cannabis Advocacy Efforts
Our goal is to remain at the forefront of the work to right the past wrongs of cannabis prohibition and help shape the direction of our emerging industry. In our continued efforts to be a knowledgeable, respectful, and compassionate member of the cannabis community, we have participated and initiated many relevant activist organizations, advocacy groups, and industry associations in order to make a difference.
National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)
A member of our leadership team holds the Chari Emeritus of the NCIA’s Scientific Advisory Committee. As the nation’s largest and most influential trade association representing legal cannabis businesses, the NCIA is leading the charge to protect the legal cannabis industry, defend state laws, and advance federal policy reforms.
Great Lakes Expungement Network
We helped form GLEN, an organization in support of expunging criminal records for those with cannabis-related convictions and in financial need.
The Michigan Cannabis Caucus
The Michigan Cannabis Caucus works within the Michigan Democratic Party to connect directly with elected Democrats, endorse pro-cannabis candidates, and weigh in on cannabis-related political issues.
Michigan Cannabis Freedom Coalition (MCFC)
Representatives of our company serve on the MCFC policy subcommittee, allowing us a voice on cannabis-related political issues. The MCFC consists of groups and organizations such as The National Association of Defense Lawyers, The Last Prisoner Project, The Michael Thompson Clemency Project, and the Clean Smoke Initiative.
Michigan Americans for Safe Access (MIASA)
Budtenders at The Botanical Co. obtain their Patient-Focused Certification training from the MIASA, a cannabis patient-focused consumer advocacy group that works on local and state cannabis issues.
Good Vibes Roll Here
At Kalkushka Lounge, you’ll discover a laidback atmosphere that enriches the cannabis experience and fosters connectivity for all consumer levels. This social setting is not exclusive to a specific crowd – this is one of Michigan’s first-of-its-kind cannabis lounges for consumers of all experience levels. Connoisseurs, casual consumers, the non-consumer interested in the benefits of cannabis or are just curious about this alternative social environment – our doors are open to all. Hang out, relax, meet new friends, be entertained, and enjoy the ride. Check it out for yourself today.