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Tai Porter Story

At The Hempire Collective, we are committed to Tai’s Dream of helping not only veterans, but the community as a whole by providing sustainable jobs along with products that can help manage pain and provide improved mental health and quality of life. Tai’s Dream remains our motivation to compassionately provide the highest-quality cannabis products possible.

Inspired by a family member’s suffering and supported by family investments,
The Hempire Collective is truly a family-owned and operated business, and is the first licensed medical cannabis grow operation in Isabella County.
We started this venture because we witnessed firsthand the medicinal qualities that cannabis has to offer cancer patients and veterans suffering from anxiety and PTSD. In 2014, our beloved brother and son, Tai, left the U.S. Army after 10 years of service, and was diagnosed later that year with a rare form of stage 4 kidney cancer. After seeing how cannabis helped to alleviate Tai’s pain due to his cancer symptoms, manage his anxiety and PTSD following his military service, and significantly improve his overall quality of life during his final days, we discussed, as a family, becoming patient caregivers. We fully appreciate and understand how cannabis can help cancer patients and those suffering from anxiety and PTSD, as well as relieve symptoms for many other chronic illnesses.

Whether you’re looking for the sedative effects of an indica, or the energizing properties of a sativa, The Hempire Collective has you covered. Founded in 2019 on the principle of quality over quantity, The Hempire Collective takes a craft approach to our cannabis. What does that mean for you, the consumer? It means a cultivation-oriented, cultivation-first product that emphasizes the technique of growing, the medium of how you’re growing, the genetic strains you’re growing, and the atmosphere you’re growing in. Translation: we care about the quality of cannabis, and it shows.

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