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As part of the Newcomers Issue, City Pulse compiled several lists under the title “Where Can I Find…” These lists are meant as a brief guide for people unfamiliar with Lansing.
If you’ve just moved into the area and you are looking to buy cannabis, here’s what you need to know: Pot is legal to grow and possess — but only medical marijuana is available for purchase. Voters approved medical pot in 2008 and recreational weed in 2018. But the state has yet to regulate the sale of recreational marijuana, so buying and selling it remain illegal. Now, if somebody should sell you a candy bar for, say, $200 and give you an 1/8th ounce of weed as a gift … just saying.
But you can buy medical as long as you have a card. Lansing’s 2-year-old ordinance provides for 25 “provisioning centers” known elsewhere as dispensaries — but so far only five have gotten both necessary licenses, one from the state and the other from the city. East Lansing should also have medical pot dispensaries operating by the end of the year.
As for getting a card, a doctor will need to prescribe one based on the occurrence of nine medical conditions. A card has a one-time patient application fee and must be renewed every two years. You can fill out a form online or receive help in person from a business, such as The Card Clinic, in Haslett.
3200 N. East St., Lansing — (517) 580-7602 - cannaisseur.net - Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Cannaisseur has a wide array of cannabis products from gummies, wax, flower and CBD products.
Homegrown Cannabis Co.
5025 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing — (517) 708 - 7729 - whgcannabisco.com - Mon-Sun: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
This moern shop offers lots of cannabis strains and a good selection of related products at the intersection of Jolly Road and Pennsylvania Avenue.
1900 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing — (517) 318-6932 – statesidelansing.com- Mon-Sun: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Stateside serves flower, pre-rolls, edibles and concentrates to Lansing locals with a patient-first approach. Their website also has a lot of helpful information for signing up for a medical marijuana card.
Old 27 Wellness
2905 N. East St., Lansing — (517) 708-7090 – old27lansing.com – Mon-Sun: 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Serving buds with a smile, Old 27 relies heavily on their awesome customer service and fair prices. Old 27 also carries CBD products.
5815 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing — (517) 721-1439 – pureoptions.com – Mon-Sun: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Pure Options has an abundance of product available at all prices in an excellent shopping environment.
Lansing also has plenty of options when it comes to CBD or cannabidiol. A non-psychoactive chemical compound found in hemp and marijuana, more and more people are using it for all sorts of ailments or just general well-being.
Su Casa Boutique
1041 N. Cedar St., Lansing — (517) 487-9090 - www.sucasaboutique.com - Mon–Fri: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
One of Lansing’s oldest smoke shops, they sell tobacco and medical-marijuana smoking accessories. They also carry CBD creams, hemp flower and tinctures.
The Haven Smoke Shop
5225 S. Cedar St., Lansing — (517) 993-6494 – thehavensmokeshop.com - Mon-Sun: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
This shop on South Cedar provides a wide-range of CBD products, along with vaping and disc golf supplies.
The Better Health Store
305 N. Clippert Ave., Lansing — 517-332-6892, www.thebetterhealthstore.com/better-health-frandor.html – Mon-Sat: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The store in the Frandor Shopping Center carries CBD products, including oil, topicals, creams and gummies, alongside their massive inventory of health products.