2021 REVIEW Fall Cannabis Guide

Harvest Time Continues in the Bay Area and Beyond

Posted In: Culture, ,   From Issue 919   By: Jason Dean

16th September, 2021     0

As Bay County nears its third year in the recreational cannabis industry, the initial smoke of uncertainty has matured into an aromatic blend of dank, rich green tax revenue that has benefited those municipalities whose clear-headed vision looked beyond prevailing societal stigmas. The Ugly Duckling (weed) has blossomed into the mature Swan (flower), suggesting cultural enlightenment in the treatment of cannabis as a commodity.

Today, in the midst of uncertainty in so many areas of life, the state of the cannabis industry in Bay County is strong. Even Downtown Bay City finally inhaled, and no less than three dispensaries now operate within a two-block radius of Washington and Center Ave. Shops have opened on Cass Avenue (Consume Cannabis), and other areas, but the Euclid Avenue and Wilder Road corridors continue to be Bay City’s Silk Road equivalent when it comes to dispensaries. (The final act to seal this distinction would seem to be the sale of the long-vacant Michigan State Police post to a local cannabis company.)

Dispensaries are developing different personalities -- from waiting room to showroom -- and it will be interesting to see who becomes the alpha in the fledgling industry. There’s (a) the clinical, medical office vibe, (b) the relaxed office rec room vibe, (c) the gallery / museum, and those that fall somewhere between. The great thing is that there is room for all types to suit the varied shopping preferences of the consumer. Many of the dispensaries on this list are Michigan-owned, and some are one-shop local owners. 

Bangor Township Supervisor Glenn Rowley points out that the area is attracting a lot of investment in grow and processing facilities as well. “In the next calendar year, we will be approving a cannabis micro-grow facility,” he says. A micro-grow facility is a self-contained operation that houses the grow and processing facilities as well as serving as the retail location.

Cannabis Tasting Room Boutiques don’t seem that far-fetched, after all.

Fall Cannabis Dispensary Guide

Bay Area Meds •

2245 S Huron Rd, Kawkawlin 

(989) 778-1776

Hours: 12-8pm, Thurs - Mon.

Med only

Accepts Debit, VISA, MC, Discover; no ATM onsite. 

Opened Nov. 2019. Rewards program; Regular deals (BOGO, quantity specials). 



Canna Bay

1321 N. Sherman Ave, Bay City

(989) 402-9011

Med / Rec

Six Colo. locations, one Mich. location. Opened Jan. 2021.  



Consume Cannabis

901 Cass Ave, Bay City

(989) 623-9600

Med / Rec

Hours: 10am – 8pm every day

Opened July 28, 2021

Consumer Club Loyalty Program: Receive text messages with deals before they go live on the website. Consumer Club members get 1 point for every pre-tax dollar spent, points that count toward future purchases.

Other MI locations: Alma, Harrisville, Ionia, Lapeer, and Quincy

HQ: Chicago

“We want every consumer to have a better understanding of cannabis and the effects it will have on their body. Education is at the heart of everything we do. We start by making sure our staff has a full understanding of the cannabis laws, products, and consumption methods. Our staff want you to find the cannabis product that is perfect for your needs.” 




Dank on Arrival

3650 Patterson Rd, Bay City

(989) 778-1461

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite


Diamond Cannabis Company

816 Washington Ave., Bay City

(989) 778-2269

Med / Rec




3843 N Euclid Ave, Bay City

(989) 671-9333

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite

Bay City location opened Jan. 2020. Rewards program and 1st-timer specials for all clients. disposhops.com/


Elite Wellness

3389 S. Huron Rd, #3, Bay City

(989) 439-1711

Hours: 9am - 8pm every day



Essence Provisioning Center

759 E Pinconning Rd, Pinconning

(989) 879-4000

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite

Local owner, one location, opened Mar. 2020. Rewards program and 1st-timer specials for all clients. essencemichigan.com/


Fire Creek

3895 N Euclid Ave, Ste C, Bay City

(989) 439-1311

Med / Rec

Opened Nov. 2020 

Cash only; ATM onsite



Green Pharm

200 S Euclid Ave, Bay City

(989) 316-2833

Open 9am - 8pm every day

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite

Offers delivery within a 15-mile radius; $50 min.

Mich. owner; 4 locations (Bay City, Detroit, Kalkaska, Traverse City). 1st timers receive penny pre-roll with purchase; rewards program for med patients. Greenpharm420.com 


Hashish Boyz

305 N Euclid Ave, Bay City

(989) 439-1972

Med / Rec

ATM onsite

Curbside & Delivery


High Level Health Marijuana Dispensary

327 S Main St, Vassar

(989) 882-9101

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite

Company based in Colo.; operates three shops in Mich. (Vassar, Omer, East Tawas); Vassar location opened November 2019. Specials for 1st-time med patients; rewards program for all clients. highlevelhealth.com



208 Center Ave, Bay City

(989) 259-1307

3446 State St, Saginaw

(989) 252-7530


Nature’s Holiday

3620 S Huron Rd, Bay City

(989) 402-1519

Hours: 10am - 8pm every day

Med / Rec

Curbside pickup available.

Accepts cash; no ATM. Uses Paytender, which links to a bank account for no-fee transactions.

Local owner; one location. Discount for 1st timers and veterans; rewards program for all clients. naturesholiday.org/


Nature’s Medicines Dispensary

3480 E North Union Rd, Bay City

(989) 301-9718

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite

Based in Ariz., operates ships in Mich., Ariz., and four other states

1st timers receive a discount of 10% (rec) or 15% (med); rewards program for all clients. Wear your Nature’s Medicines T-shirt into the shop on Tuesdays and receive 10% off your order. naturesmedicines.com/d/



3967 N Euclid Ave, Bay City

(989) 671-9999

Med/ Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite

Based in MI, one location. 1st timer discount for all clients.



Premier Provisioning Center

664 State Rd, Vassar

(989) 882-9006

1023 E. Caro Rd, Caro

(989) 882-0420



Puff Cannabis Company

1680 Marquette Ave, Bay City

(989) 778-1144

Med / Rec

Hours: 9am - 8pm every day

Cash only; ATM onsite

Local owner, three locations (Bay City, Traverse City, Hamtramck), with shops scheduled to open in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Ann Arbor. Daily specials. Bay City location opened for medical July 2019 and recreational Jan. 2020. 



Rair Systems

3772 Wilder Rd. 

9 am - 8 pm every day

Opened Sept. 2020

Delivery available; no min., 30% off first delivery order

Other MI locations: Muskegon, Big Rapids; Lowell opening Fall 2021

Based in Jackson, MI

"At Rair Co., we understand that an exceptional product starts with an extraordinary process. Our aeroponic growing process ensures the cleanest cannabis and a consistently high-quality experience.”


ReLeaf Center

144 W Broad St, Chesaning

(989) 323-2071

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite

Company based in Niles, MI; operates shops in Niles, Lapeer, and Chesaning. Chesaning location opened summer 2018. Specials for 1st timers, rewards program for all clients, random specials. thereleafcenters.com/



3557 Wilder Rd, Bay City

(989) 778-1348

Cash only; ATM onsite

Owned by Pharmaco Inc.



3976 Wilder Rd, Bay City

(989) 778-1114

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite



4330 Wilder Rd, Bay City

(989) 272-1745

300 Center Ave, Bay City

(989) 318-4888

Med / Rec

Curbside service with reduced in-store capacity; ATM onsite

Currently operates 11 locations in MI. Bay City Wilder location opened in July 2019; Center Ave location opened in 2021. Rewards program for all clients. skymint.com


The Station

302 E Huron Ave, Vassar

(989) 882-9298

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite

Penny prerolls for 1st-time med patients.


Uncle Bud’s Provisioning Center

11 S Huron Rd, Linwood

(989) 564-7040

Med only

Cash only; ATM onsite

Local owner, one location with two other Bay City locations opening soon; 1st-timers receive a nickel preroll with purchase; rewards program for all clients. 




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