THE NEW GILDED AGE (Part 2)
THE NEW GILDED AGE (Part 2)
The Greenest Part of the Mitten
01st April, 2021 0
Bay County reaps the rewards of its progressive approach toward cannabis dispensaries, with Bangor Township lighting the path. After raking in $420,000 in tax-sharing revenue in 2020, Bay County municipalities have planted themselves firmly in the green, with Bangor Township Supervisor Glenn Rowley expecting the numbers to continue to climb in 2021.
With 11 dispensaries operating in its jurisdiction, Bangor Township received $285,000, or about two-thirds of the total revenue awarded to Bay County. There are now 4 retail dispensaries within City of Bay City, with retail licenses pending in an ever-expanding swath of the City Map. Add to that the operations in Pinconning, Vassar, and Chesaning, and mid-Michigan is getting a much-needed revenue assist from marihuana, as it has been ordained in official documents.
Dispensaries have embraced the Wilder Road corridor, and to a lesser extent Euclid Avenue, for the area’s thriving cannabis industry, but retail licenses are currently pending in a variety of the city’s business districts, including Midland Street, Downtown, and Johnson Street. That doesn’t mean shops will be popping up all at once. Obtaining a provisional certificate to operate still necessitates a number of compliance phases that some negotiate better than others, as evidenced by the storefronts with signage that have seemed poised to open for months.
Still, you can expect to see more openings in the area in the days to come.
“In a pandemic atmosphere, this industry is continuing to grow, and God bless them for that,” says Rowley.
Spring 2021 Regional Cannabis Dispensary Guide
Bay Area Meds • 2245 S Huron Rd, Bay City • (989) 778-1776 • Med • Accepts Debit, VISA, MC, Discover; no ATM onsite. Opened Nov. 2019. Rewards program for all patients; 1st timers receive some goodies. Regular deals (BOGO, quantity specials). bamofmi.com/
Canna Bay • 1321 N. Sherman Ave, Bay City • 989-402-9011 • Med; Rec provisionally approved • Six Colo. locations, one Mich. location. Opened Jan. 2021. yumaway.com
Dank on Arrival • 3650 Patterson Rd, Bay City • (989) 778-1461 • Med / Rec • Cash only; ATM onsite
Dispo • 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
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. Local owner, opened Nov. 2020. Cash only; ATM onsite. firecreekmi.com
Green Pharm • 200 S Euclid Ave, Bay City • (989) 316-2833 • Med / Rec. Cash only; ATM onsite. 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 • Grand Opening Feb. 1, 2021 • 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
JAS • 4373 Wilder Rd #2207 • (989) 778-2727 • Med only
Nature’s Holiday • 3620 S Huron Rd, Bay City • (989) 402-1519. Med / Rec. Accepts cash; no ATM. Uses Paytender, which links to a bank account for no-fee transactions. Local owner; only 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/
Oz • 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. ozcannabis.com
Puff Cannabis Company • 1680 Marquette Ave, Bay City • (989) 778-1144. Med / RecCash only; ATM onsite. Local owner, two locations (Bay City, Traverse City). Discounts for 1st timers and veterans; rewards program for all clients. Daily specials. Bay City location opened for medical July 2019 and recreational Jan. 2020. puffcannaco.com/
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. Saginaw location opening in 2021. Chesaning location opened summer 2018. Specials for 1st timers, rewards program for all clients, random specials. thereleafcenters.com/
Remedii • 3557 Wilder Rd, Bay City • (989) 778-1348
Skymint • 4330 Wilder Rd, Bay City • (989) 272-1745. Med / Rec. Curbside service with reduced in-store capacity; ATM onsite. Currently operates 11 locations in MI, with more scheduled to open in the coming months. Bay City was the first location to open, in July 2019. Discounts for veterans (15%), students (10%), and med patients (25%). Email signup earns 10% discount; 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. miunclebuds.com
RAIR • 3772 Wilder Rd, Bay City (989) 402-1484 • Med / Rec • Opened Nov. 2020. rairco.com
Shango • 3976 Wilder Rd, Bay City (989) 778-1114 • Med / Rec • Opened Dec. 2020 Shops in Bay City, Lapeer, Calif., Nev., Ore. Free pre-roll for 1st-time customers.Seniors and military veterans receive 10% off. goshango.com
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THE NEW GILDED AGE (Part 2)