ANN ARBOR, MI — A former CIA building in downtown Ann Arbor is now home to a marijuana dispensary.
JARS Cannabis has soft-launched its new location at 450 South Main St. in downtown, with a full launch set for early the week of July 26.
The new store is currently open under a medical license and is set to offer recreational products by the end of July, according to JARS COO Raymond Abro.
The building, used by the CIA as a recruitment office for University of Michigan students, was bombed in 1968, allegedly by a trio who were part of the White Panthers, a far-left, anti-racist political activist group.
The government charged the trio — Lawrence Plamondon, Jack Forrest and John Sinclar, who is better known for his marijuana activism — with bomb conspiracy charges, which were later dropped after a countersuit was filed over claims of illegal wire-tapping.
Now, the building hosts JARS, a dispensary that prides itself on offering a wide range of cannabis products and vendors, Abro said.
“We’re all about retail. We carry all brands, all vendors,” Abro said, adding managers are often willing to ask for additional brands requested by customers.
JARS carries edibles, flower, pre-rolls and CBD products, among others.