The history of marijuana decriminalization in Michigan is combative. As a Rust Belt state, we’re not the most progressive hood around, but we take what we got and make the best of it. Michigan voters first agreed to a medicinal marijuana ballot proposal in 2008. What a great November that was. Seriously.
A glimmer of hope for medical and recreational users alike, it was soon met with resistance; including Michigan’s Supreme Court. After wacky Republicans considered legalizing recreational use without a vote, banking on the premise that liberal voters wouldn’t have as much incentive to hit the polls in November, the measure will ultimately appear on the ballot after all.
Since 2014, Detroit’s number of dispensaries, which are now legally known as “provisioning centers” has dropped from 250 to 60. It can be hard to keep track of which ones are operating or aren’t. Some close temporarily; others permanently. Here’s a list of our favorite places in the city that we can depend on – for now – for our nug necessities.
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1. The REEF Detroit
6640 E 8 Mile Rd Detroit, MI
REEF strives to offer the best service, products, and prices. With its beautiful location and extensive menu, it’s no surprise to see this store at the top of the Leafly List! REEF’s staff members go out of their way to help you find what you need, and they pride themselves on the knowledge they have to offer and in treating all visitors like family.
2. House of Zen
Far East Side
Female-owned with a super welcoming environment
Located on a silent stretch of Mack Ave, just south of Chandler Park, House of Zen is known for making its guests feel super comfortable. Owned by two sisters, House of Zen prides itself on being a black-owned-and-operated business that specializes in premium strains. There’s no mystery as to what you’re getting here: Each strain is clearly labeled with its myriad health benefits, and the staff is ready to take their time and give you a clear and thoughtful recommendation.
3. Holistic Health Wayne
38110 Michigan Ave Wayne, MI
In June of 2016, Holistic Health was the first licensed medical dispensary to open in Wayne, MI, and they’ve been providing medical patients in Wayne with high-quality cannabis, edibles, and concentrates ever since. The staff at this community-focused dispensary are known for recommending the perfect products, and generous weekly giveaways, promotions, and events ensure that savings are passed on to every patient.
4. Green Genie Inc.
24600 West McNichols, Detroit, MI
This friendly dispensary offers a large selection of award-winning products, including flower, edibles, wax, and more. Patients love the team of compassionate budtenders, who are willing to take the time to walk each visitor through the selection process, eventually zeroing in on the products and strains that are right for them.
5. Healing Tree Wellness Center
15308 E. 8 Mile Rd. Detroit, MI
Healing Tree Wellness Center in Detroit is known for its great selection, especially for flower. The well-kept, spacious facility and educated staff will make sure you don’t leave without something to meet your needs.
What People Are Saying:
“I love this place! Great people and fantastic product. The staff knows your name and has the patience to show off their amazing stuff. The security is all really nice and it is just a great atmosphere.” —Phighs01
6. Green River Meds
Knowledgeable staff that offers exchanges
Along Grand River Avenue just west of Telegraph Road, you’ll find a massive selection of flower, oils, and edibles. The oils can be pricey, but they do the trick. And if you have an issue, they’ll do exchanges, no questions asked. There’s no doubt the strains here work as promised. Surrounded by a quiet residential area, it’s the perfect spot for a quick pick-up.
7. Mile and Lahser
Where the pros go to work, and to shop
Surrounded by pawn shops and beauty supply stores (ya know, 8 Mile stuff), this is the go-to place for Michigan-made munchies. This is medicine, y’all, and the staff knows its business. With easy access for city residents and suburbanites, the clientele is diverse and everybody’s in a good mood. How could you not be?
8. Far West Holistic Center
21221 W 8 Mile Rd, Detroit, MI
Far West Holistic Center goes above and beyond to make their patients feel valued. Free gifts for first-timers, generous referral bonuses, and plenty of secure onsite parking spots are just a few of the reasons this medical dispensary is quickly becoming a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
9. King Seaweed
3600 East 8 Mile Road, Detroit, MI
This popular Detroit dispensary has much of what you’d expect any dispensary on the Leafly List to have: Friendly, knowledgeable budtenders, impressive deals, and high-quality cannabis. What makes them stand out? An onsite doctor two days a week as well as some amazing sea-themed murals. Where else can you explore cannabis strains while standing on a painting of majestic sea creatures?