Hot Box Social: Michigan's first cannabis consumption lounge opening soon in Oakland County

Hot Box Social
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HAZEL PARK, Mich. (WWJ) – Michigan’s first licensed cannabis consumption lounge is set to open in Hazel Park this month.

Hot Box Social, located at 23610 John R Road – between 9 Mile and 10 Mile – plans to open the doors to its 3,000-square-foot indoor lounge by the end of the month for private events.

The lounge is expected to open to the public later this year, but officials didn’t give specific dates.

Hot Box Social also plans to open a 5,000-square-foot back patio this summer.

After recreational marijuana was legalized by voters in 2018, this will be the first public lounge that allows consumption of cannabis products. Law mandates that all products consumed at the lounge be delivered from a licensed dispensary and used on-site.

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Hot Box Social will be owned and operated by Trucenta, which also operates the award-winning Breeze provisioning center in Hazel Park.

Cannabis experts will be available at the lounge to help guests understand how to make an informed decision on the best product for them to consume. Local caterers and food trucks can also be hired for a wide variety of event experiences, officials said.

A Trucenta spokesperson said the company is “honored” to be the state’s first consumption lounge.

“Our plan is to first use the space for corporate, social, and special events,” Nowfal Akash said. “Come summer, we’ll start scheduling events so the public can experience Hot Box Social with consumption-friendly activities like social gatherings, educational opportunities, and arts-focused activities.”

Akash said the lounge will be used to “bring a new experience for companies hosting brainstorming meetings,” as well as fundraisers for non-profit organizations and friends gathering for private parties.

More information on booking events can be found on the Hot Box Social website.