Lansing celebrates its first day of purchasing legal recreational marijuana


FRIDAY, Feb. 28 — The paranoia of driving to your dealer’s house is old news. No longer will you have to pester your one friend with a med card, and you’re not going to have to worry about catching vape lung from bootleg carts anymore. Adults over 21 can finally purchase recreational marijuana in Lansing.


Homegrown Provisioning Center on South Pennsylvania opened its doors at 9 a.m. this morning to a line of stoners winding around the building and into the parking lot.


Inside the shop, DJs played music and employees handed out free T-shirts to eager customers. As is typical in most dispensaries, visitors are first led into a waiting room, then the saleroom where they can make purchases and interact with “budtenders.”


In addition to marijuana in a multitude of forms — flower, edibles, tinctures, wax, vape carts and more — Homegrown also offers a selection of paraphernalia. 


Randy Jay Matthews, 58, has been waiting for decades to shop at a recreational provisioning center. “I’m going to buy a couple of different grams of different indicas and sativas,” he said. “All my pot purchases in the past have been illegal, I guess.”


Homegrown will have some competition soon. Pure Options is the next dispensary to welcome recreational users, with plans to open Feb. 29. 


Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope has conditionally approved 9 more recreational licenses. City law allows for up to 28 dispensaries operating in Lansing.


Homegrown Cannabis Co.

5025 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing

Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., (517) 708-7729


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