US (MI): Grower to change name to 'Akhi' to reflect Indigenous heritage

Michigan-based grower The Woods has rebranded and changed its facility name to Ahki.  As the company continued to grow, The Woods' leader took time to rebrand with a name that better represented the heart and soul of the company. "We want to make the cannabis industry more inclusive and representative of the core of Michigan," the Akhi team explains.

"Ahki comes from the language of the Ojibwa tribe; it means soil, land, and territory. Ahki also means 'my brother' in Arabic. The Ojibwa tribe is native to Michigan and the surrounding areas. Our company has roots in Michigan and believes in developing the local cannabis industry. We view this area as a place with strong creativity, work ethic, and resourceful people. Trent and Raphael, the Founders of Ahki, have been friends for decades. They believe in developing a family and brotherly culture in the workplace and community."

In August 2020, The Woods opened a 16,000 sq. ft. cultivation in Kalamazoo, with plans to expand the grow space of an additional 15,000 sq. ft. 

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Akhi Cultivation & Processing

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