6 unexpectedly awesome Michigan dispensaries you must visit

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By Jessica Strachan

January 10, 2024

Buckle up; we’re going on a virtual road trip to the state’s most unique and fascinating dispensaries.

MICHIGAN—The Mitten’s thriving cannabis scene is home to an array of distinctive dispensaries that take the weed-buying experience to a whole new level. Across the state, you’ll find a few hidden gems unlike anything you’ve seen before while buying your ganja goods, and well, we love an experience that will leave us buzzing with delight.

These are our top six selections for one-of-a-kind dispensaries in Michigan. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a curious newbie, we think you’ll find something interesting for your next special shopping spree.

A trip back in time

801 N State St., Big Rapids 49307

6 unexpectedly awesome Michigan dispensaries you must visit

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The first stop on our whimsical journey is Dunegrass Co., a charming family-owned dispensary that will transport you back in time. Step inside this cozy oasis, which feels like a time capsule of Michigan’s past. With its hardwood floors and cherry oak cabinets nestled in an original brick building, Dunegrass Co. delivers the ultimate nostalgic vibes. It’s like getting a warm hug from your childhood memories, all while browsing their top-quality cannabis products. These folks truly understand the “Up North” spirit and are here to share their love of the Mitten with all of us.

A speakeasy vibe

909 W Washington Ave, Alpena, 49707

6 unexpectedly awesome Michigan dispensaries you must visit

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Whether you’re in it for the speakeasy vibes or secret agent feel, we love a stop at Neighborhood Provisions in Alpena. Behind their infamous green door, you’ll discover a world that harks back to the days of prohibition, where good times and great ganja await. But what sets Neighborhood Provisions apart is their genuine commitment to the community. They’re not just about selling cannabis; they’re making a positive impact and giving back to their community. With their Cannabis and Kindness program, they’re spreading love and support throughout the neighborhoods they serve. This is more than a dispensary—it’s a symbol of community strength.

A social experience

23610 John R Rd, Hazel Park, 48030

6 unexpectedly awesome Michigan dispensaries you must visit

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Hot Box Social in Hazel Park is the place to be for those who love to party and meet new friends. This lounge offers a social space where you can freely enjoy cannabis in all its glory. From private events to curated gatherings, they know how to throw a good party. Picture hibachi grill dinners with talented chefs, Super Bowl shenanigans, and even a Sneaker Ball for all the sneakerheads out there. Prepare to have your social calendar filled with the coolest cannabis events in town, all while enjoying the company of like-minded individuals.

A munchie paradise

15514 W Warren Ave. Detroit, 48228

6 unexpectedly awesome Michigan dispensaries you must visit

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Who’s hungry? Then head over to Detroit’s The Herbalist dispensary on Warren Road—just on the border with Dearborn—and take the munchies game to a whole new level. Picture this: A resident food truck stationed right outside the shop, ready to satisfy your every craving. We all know Dearborn’s culinary delights like chicken shawarma, cardamom-infused coffee beans, fresh baklava, and homemade juices. Here, we’ve stumbled upon a true munchie paradise. Oh, and don’t miss their retro cannabis-infused spinoff products—Faygo flavored edibles, and Fruit Stripe gum will give you a perfect dose of Michigan nostalgia.

Get blitzed

1286 S 11th St, Niles, 49120

6 unexpectedly awesome Michigan dispensaries you must visit

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Toking like sports royalty? Few things are more Michigan than buying your goods from former Detroit Lion Calvin Johnson. He and NFL teammate Rob Sims formed the ever-popular and always-entertaining brand Primitive Group.

Their motto is “a higher state of healing.” Both athletes used cannabis as plant-based medicine to restore their bodies after suffering the long-term mental and physical impact of their careers.

Check out their state-of-the-art dispensary in Niles.

A touch of curiosity and cannabis

1115 Broadway St, Ann Arbor, 48105

6 unexpectedly awesome Michigan dispensaries you must visit

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Last but not least, we have the enigmatic Information Entropy Dispensary in Ann Arbor. This family-owned treasure trove is not your typical shop. Housed in a former church, it’s a haven for the curious and the cannabis-loving souls. Immerse yourself in an eclectic collection of books, art, and curiosities that will spark your imagination and ignite fascinating conversations. This dispensary is a gateway to unique treasures and thought-provoking works you won’t find in your everyday dispensary. Prepare to have your mind expanded while you browse their shelves.




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