930 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing M-Sat 10 am-7 pm; Sun 11 am-5 pm; (517) 580-4009by City Pulse
Since opening a few months ago, Homemade Hydroponics/Alternative Medicines has been providing patients with a steady stream of quality strains at good prices, no membership necessary. They also advertise for clones, smoking accessories and medibles. However, availability of foods beyond hard candy pieces is rare.
530 E. Grand River Road, Williamston Township (517) 655-5400 www.greenleafsupplies.comby City Pulse
GreenLeaf is a dispensary I never thought I’d set foot in again. I must say, I was a little bit reluctant when driving out to conduct my review. The last time I was at this location it was the Green Leaf Smokers Club, which was run by Wayne Dagit, who was arrested for allegedly possessing more than 200 pounds of marijuana.
3145 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (517) 580-8344by City Pulse
407 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. M-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (517) 887-9960by City Pulse
Last year, Danny Trevino opened Hydro World Hydroponics, a grow-equipment store, and began instructing others in the art of hydroponic growing. The location on Barnes Avenue in south Lansing isn’t exactly in a business hotspot for a medical marijuana dispensary.
3711 W. Jolly Road, Lansing. M-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.lbmaryjane.com (866) 478-6828by City Pulse
Master Kush is a well-known indica/sativa hybrid that embodies characteristics of both phenotypes. The buds were dense and bright green with yellow-white hairs and a nice crystal coating. The faintly citrus smell mixed with hints or earthiness. A smooth smoke and almost nonexistent taste led up to a full-bodied high.
5812-D S. Cedar St., Lansing. Hours: M-Sat 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (517) 580-4461by City Pulse
900 W. Holmes Road, Lansing (517) 977-0725 Hours: M-Sat, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. www.greenleafclinic.orgby City Pulse
Green Leaf Clinic is located on the north side of Holmes Road in a small strip mall near the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard intersection. The edifice is adorned with a modern-looking illuminated sign, making this dispensary easy to find. The lobby is bright, open and modestly decorated with comfortable-looking furniture.
The Compassionate Apothecary is in a two-story house built in the late 1920s, converted for commercial use and situated within easy walking distance of seven other dispensaries on Michigan Avenue. Early to the dispensary business (Compassionate Apothecary opened last summer), “C.
3413 S. Cedar St., Lansing. M-Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (517) 882-9330by City Pulse
Cloud 9 made the transition from head shop to dispensary in the past year and sits across Cedar Street from the Lansing Police Department’s South Precinct station. It’s one of the city’s newest and budding dispensaries, specializing in locally grown medicine and medibles.
2312 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing Hours: M-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m.by City Pulse
2121 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing | Open 24 Hours | (517) 214-2244by City Pulse
3303 N. East St., Lansing. M-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-9 p.m.by City Pulse
Medical Marijuana Services, a collection of six businesses that occupies the old A&E Printing building on East Street, is one the shops able to continue operation during the moratorium. MMS helps patients get legal and offers raw medical marijuana with no membership required.
4100 S. Cedar St., Lansing. M-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (517) 993-5336by City Pulse
Strains vary in price from $15-$25 per gram. At $25 a gram, Apollo, a sativa strain, was definitely the best bud offered at the time. The buds were thick and sticky with oozing trichomes that carried a sweet, citrus aroma. Similar to the popular Super Lemon Haze strain, the smoke tasted sweet, fruity and went down smooth.
1039 N. Cedar St., Lansing, M-F Noon-7 p.m. and Sat Noon-6 p.m. (517) 481-5264by City Pulse
1824 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing M-Sat Noon to 7 p.m. (517) 648-3011by City Pulse
1419 Turner St., Lansing (517) 819-8167 Hours: M, W, F; 3 p.m.-7 p.m.by City Pulse
1242 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing Hours: M-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (989) 292-5143by City Pulse
Upon entering the shop, I was enthusiastically greeted by a jolly man with a genuine love for what he does. He checked my papers and informed me that there was no membership fee. They had eight different strains of medicine and also one kind of nicely packaged and displayed edible peanut butter cups.