Former Detroit TV anchor opens medical marijuana shop in Corktown

DETROIT – A former Detroit television anchor has opened her first medical marijuana business.

BotaniQ, a self-described cannabis wellness center, opened a few weeks ago in Detroit's Corktown, on Rosa Parks Boulevard and I-75.

Former WJBK anchor Anqunette Sarfoh (Jamison), or "Q," is the co-founder of the business. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013 and started to use cannabis as a treatment.

After retiring from TV in 2016, "Q" has dedicated her time to advocating for medical marijuana treatment. She is currently studying nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to help others find the best ways to nourish and heal their bodies. 

BotaniQ sells products grown by Michigan farmers. Their board consists of several doctors who advise staff and patients on how to best use cannabis. The business recently became officially licensed by the state of Michigan. They had to close for a day or two but will reopen on Friday. 

While recreational marijuana is now legal in Michigan, users can't purchase product just yet -- unless you have a medical marijuana card issued by the state.

Related: Growing marijuana in Michigan: Here's what to know about the law

More: Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Michigan: Here's what it means


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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.