TUESDAY, Feb. 25 — Pot smokers rejoice. Recreational marijuana sales are coming to Lansing later this week.
HomeGrown Provisioning Center at 5025 S. Pennsylvania Ave. is expected to open its doors for adult-use, recreational marijuana sales at 9 a.m. Friday after recently clearing licensing hurdles with both the city of Lansing and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
HomeGrown is the first to announce its opening in Lansing. Pure Options at 5815 S. Pennsylvania Ave. has also been recently approved by both the city and the state for recreational licensure, though it’s unclear when adult-use sales will begin at that location.
HomeGrown will give out shirts on Friday to celebrate this “significant moment in Lansing history,” according to a release. A pizza truck will also be on site, doling out free slices to every paying customer. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nine other recreational retail licenses for marijuana have been conditionally approved by City Clerk Chris Swope’s office. Those shops still require state approval and a certificate of occupancy before they can operate in Lansing. By city law, up to 28 dispensaries will be able to eventually participate in the recreational retail market.
Swope said availability will largely depend on how quickly the state can issue its licenses to other local shops.