A mother-daughter team operates a medical marijuana provisioning center in Flint that heals the body- and the soul
by Rick Thompson/October 21, 2019
FLINT- Two years ago Regina and Phoebe Momgaudas went to a conference on autism in Colorado Springs. The mother-daughter duo saw a child’s symptoms disappear after being given a sublingual dose of CBD medicine.
That was when Regina decided to open a provisioning center in Michigan.
“Phoebe was studying to be a doctor,” Regina remembered. Her daughter resisted her mother’s urging to join her in the cannabis industry, but the trip to Colorado Springs made it hard for her to say no. “Especially after seeing what she saw,” Regina said.
Now Regina and her daughter Phoebe operate Bacco Farms, a licensed medical marijuana provisioning center in Flint. Phoebe is an administrative assistant but is at the facility every day.
“The most important thing in my mission is to help people, and to pass this idea along to my daughter,” Regina says. Working with Phoebe has made Bacco Farms better, Regina believes.
Being a good neighbor and giving back to the community is just a good way to live, Regina advises. “I feel good being here,” Regina gushes, of her building on North Dort Highway. “The people who live around here always wave to us. They come up to the facility and shake my hand, saying ‘I love how you keep this corner clean.'”
Bacco Farms recently hosted a highway cleanup event at their facility. Three teams of volunteers cleaned the roadside along Dort Highway of trash and debris. “A lot of people came back from that and said it was good for their soul,” Regina recalls. “They keep asking when we are going o do it again. We can’t do it again until the DOT allows us in the spring.”
In the meantime, big things are in the works for Regina, Phoebe and Bacco Farms. They have a cultivation center coming online in a few weeks in Inkster, and there are plans for a processing license, too.
Not everything is all roses on the Bacco Farm. Regina says the black market has eaten into her sales and that creates problems. “I have hired mostly Flint people,” Regina says, “but there is not enough business yet to keep them on full time.”
“We are getting better each week,” Regina says, with an indefatigable sense of optimism.
SPECIAL NOTE: On October 26 the Bacco Farms provisioning center will be having a grand opening. Receive free gifts, participate in the costume contest, and more! Read about it HERE.
6200 N Dort Hwy, Flint, MI 48505