Gage Cannabis Announces Midwest CannaNurses as Fourth Social Equity Grant Recipient


DETROIT — Gage Cannabis, subsidiary of TerrAscend Corp. and a leading high-quality cannabis brand and operator in Michigan, today announced its fourth social equity grant recipient, Midwest CannaNurses (“MCN”). MCN is a Detroit-based minority-owned holistic health and wellness education consulting company dedicated to health advocacy, education and inclusion with a focus on cannabis as an alternative therapy.

“Midwest CannaNurses is extremely grateful to receive Gage’s generous grant, which will aid our mission to educate the community about cannabis as an alternative therapy for health and wellness,” said Biyyiah Lee, Co-founder and CEO of Midwest CannaNurses. “With this contribution, we will be able to provide professional development for nurses and allied health professionals and expand our community outreach efforts by holding more educational seminars for the public. We’re glad to see companies like Gage seeking opportunities to support organizations that uplift diverse communities, and this social equity grant will enable us to continue advocating for safe and informed cannabis use.”


Founded in 2020 by a group of licensed nurses who recognized their unique position and duty to normalize cannabis as medicine, Midwest CannaNurses has strived to close the current gap in the public’s knowledge through education efforts including their “Outgrow The Stigma” initiative. Across Michigan, MCN offers consulting services with a focus on cannabis as medicine, and provides education on topics such as dosing titration, safe consumption, routes of administration and Individualized CannaPlans.

“Gage and TerrAscend are proud to award our social equity grant to Midwest CannaNurses, a valuable organization focused on advocating for safe, effective cannabis use while demanding de-stigmatization and decriminalization in communities of color,” said Mike Finos, President and EVP of Operations at Gage Cannabis. “Biyyiah and MCN are an exceptionally talented group of health experts providing education and resources to patients and medical professionals throughout Michigan. We look forward to supporting MCN as it continues to eliminate disparities of access and improve their patients’ quality of life for years to come.”

The grant recipient’s launch event, Midwest CannaNurses Presents: Let’s #OutgrowTheStigma: Healthcare, Cannabis, and Metro Detroit, is free and open to the public and will be held on November 3, 2022, at the Durfee Innovation Center (2470 Collingwood St). AJ Williams, Wellness Educator, Author and Managing Editor for the Michigan Chronicle will host and moderate an educational panel of industry leaders, including James Tate, City Council President Pro Tem, City of Detroit; Biyyiah Lee, Co-founder & CEO Midwest Cannanurses; and a retail cannabis representative. Register for the event here:

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About Gage

Gage is innovating and curating the highest quality cannabis experiences possible for cannabis consumers in the state of Michigan and Canada, and bringing internationally renowned brands to market. Through years of progressive industry experience, the firm’s founding partners have successfully built and grown operations with federal and state licenses, including cultivation, processing and retail locations. For more information about Gage Growth Corp., visit or

About TerrAscend

TerrAscend is a leading North American cannabis operator with vertically integrated operations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan and California, licensed cultivation and processing operations in Maryland and licensed production in Canada. TerrAscend operates The Apothecarium and Gage dispensary retail locations as well as scaled cultivation, processing, and manufacturing facilities in its core markets. TerrAscend’s cultivation and manufacturing practices yield consistent, high-quality cannabis, providing industry-leading product selection to both the medical and legal adult-use markets. The Company owns several synergistic businesses and brands, including Gage Cannabis, The Apothecarium, Ilera Healthcare, Kind Tree, Prism, State Flower, Valhalla Confections, and Arise Bioscience Inc. For more information, visit

About Midwest CannaNurses Midwest CannaNursesTM (MCN), is a registered nurse operated consulting company that connects cannabis and healthcare by offering educational resources, encouraging informed consumption and developing individualized care plans for holistic treatment. MCN is dedicated to health advocacy, education, and inclusion with a focus on cannabis as alternative plant therapy. Through our advocacy and education work we look to move society to Outgrow the Stigma around cannabis consumption especially for communities and persons that have been disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition.To learn more visit