Ex-convict’s pot brand kicks back $250K to marijuana felons

Ryan Basore launched Redemption Cannabis last March for an obvious reason: redemption.

The first kind of redemption is personal. Basore — who was arrested and charged with marijuana-related crimes alongside six others known as the “Okemos 7” in 2010 — was released from prison in 2015. Now six years later, he’s running a multi-million-dollar cannabis brand with dozens of dank products lining the shelves at nearly 100 dispensaries statewide.

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