Spring 2023 Bay Area Cannabis Guide

David & Goliath outlets co-exist as the supply-and-demand dance continues to play out

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To paraphrase the state of the burgeoning cannabis industry in Bay City and the surrounding areas, the buds are rising to the top while the shake settles at the bottom. The “buds” in this case are the operations that are scaling intelligently as prices shift downward to accommodate the glut of healthy competition. Conversely, the “shake” in this scenario represents the brands that have had to scale back overly ambitious growth plans by closing stores.

In April 2021, Skymint Brands and Innovative Industrial Properties (the latter a real-estate investment trust specializing in buildings used by the cannabis industry) bought property near Lansing for its major growing, processing, and fulfillment location. The $15.6 million, 175,000 square foot building represented a major investment for a company with designs on occupying a sizable chunk of the market. Two years later, both of Skymint’s Bay City locations have closed, and in March, Green Peak Industries, Skymint’s parent company, was sued by a lender claiming $127 million in unpaid debt. 

At the other end of the spectrum, the stand-alone, independent shops have carved out their own modest niche, proving – for the time-being at least, that “David” may not be able to take down the “Goliath” cannabis brands grabbing the headlines, but they are holding their own. Dispensaries like The Dime Shop in the South End and Native Son on the West Side are finding loyal customers as they celebrate a year in business this spring.

Meanwhile, as the grocery bill continues to creep upwards, Michigan residents can console themselves with $2 pre-rolls and $15 eighths, if they pay attention. And as our growing list attests, the options abound as more territories become receptive to the handsome tax revenues recouped from collected sales tax.  Add Sanford to that list, as its residents recently approved the town’s first cannabis dispensary, with construction starting this spring.

Back in Bay City, St. Patrick’s Day may be the traditional holiday celebrating all things green, but here are the many shopping options as you prepare to celebrate the 4/20 “holiday” in its full aromatic splendor.

Spring 2023 Bay Area Cannabis Guide

Sticky Bay Area

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). 


Bud Brothers Cannabis Co.

3392 N. Huron Rd,

(989) 778-3777

Hours: 9am - 8pm M-W, 9am - 9pm Th-Sa, 10am - 8pm Sun 

Med / Rec


Canna Bay

1321 N. Sherman Ave, Bay City

(989) 402-9011

Med / Rec

Opened Jan. 2021. Company based in Colorado. Operates in Colorado, Michigan, and California, with a shop in New Jersey scheduled to open in 2023.


Consume Cannabis

901 Cass Ave, Bay City

(989) 623-9600

Med / Rec

Hours: 10am – 8pm every day

Opened July 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.

HQ: Chicago. Operates locations in Arizona, Illinois, and Ohio. Other MI locations in Alma, Harrisville, Ionia, Lapeer, and Quincy. 


Courtside Gardens

1321 Court St, Saginaw

(989) 702-2027


Opened 2022

Company based in Colorado. Operates in Colorado, Michigan, and California, with a shop in New Jersey scheduled to open in 2023.


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

305 N Euclid Ave, Bay City

(989) 439-1972

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite

Curbside & Delivery

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

Elite Cannabis

3389 S. Huron Rd, #3, Bay City

(989) 439-1711

Med / Rec

Curbside Pickup

Hours: 9am - 8pm every day

Other MI locations in Mt. Morris, Jackson


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/

Great Lakes Natural Remedies

3465 Sheridan Ave, Saginaw



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 

High Haven

1205 Washington Ave, Bay City

(989) 402-1070

Open daily 2 - 9pm

High Level Health Marijuana Dispensary

800 Broadway, Bay City

(989) 391-9503

8am - 8pm every day

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


3446 State St, Saginaw

(989) 252-7530

Operates 32 shops in Michigan.


Motor City Oasis

18 Enterprise Dr. Vassar

(989) 882-9090

Native Son Detroit

408 E. John St.

(989) 574-6217

Opened June 2022 

Open 10am - 6pm (Sunday), 10am - 8:30pm (Mon-Thurs), 10am - 9pm (Fri-Sat)

Local, female-owned company

Rewards card: Receive a punch with a minimum of $50 purchase. Receive a 1G Pre-Roll or bag of Edibles after 5 leaf punches.

4/20 2-Day Event:  Thurs. 4/20 at the shop: Price specials, vendors, cookout and prizes.  Fri. 4/21: Party at the Doubletree 7 - 11:30pm. Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-city-420-comedy-party-entertainment-vendors-drinks-food-prizes-tickets-568674620097


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/


Nirvana Center

412 Washington Ave, Bay City

(989) 252-7559


Cash only, ATM onsite


Planted Provisioning

3967 N. Euclid Ave, Bay City

(989) 552-1012 (call / text)

Open 9am - 9pm every day

Delivery 9am - 8pm every day

ATM onsite


Premier Provisioning Center

910 E. Genesee, Saginaw

(989) 900-0420

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 - 9pm every day

Cash only; ATM onsite

Local owner, other MI locations: Hamtramck, Madison Heights, Oscoda, Traverse City (med only), Daily specials, customer rewards program. Bay City location opened for medical July 2019 and recreational Jan. 2020. 


ReLeaf Center

3054 E. Holland, Buena Vista

(989) 401-9074

144 W Broad St, Chesaning

(989) 323-2071

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite

Company based in Niles, MI; operates shops in Niles, Lapeer, Saginaw, and Chesaning. Chesaning location opened summer 2018. Saginaw location opened spring 2022. 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.


Remedy Room

712 Washington Ave.

(989) 322-2400

Hours: Mon - Sat 9-9

Opened August 2022

Rec but will pay sales tax for current medical patients.

Opened first shop in Jurupa Valley, CA. Bay City is first Michigan location.

Has customer loyalty program. 




3976 Wilder Rd, Bay City

(989) 778-1114

Med / Rec

Cash only; ATM onsite




700 Gratiot Ave, Saginaw

(810) 243-1269

Med / Rec

Curbside service; ATM onsite

Hours 9am - 9pm (Mon - Sat); 11am - 8pm (Sun)

Currently operates 10 locations in MI. Rewards program for all clients. skymint.com


Smoke Society

3697 Wilder Rd, Bay City

(989) 391-9877



Spark Cannabis Co.

1345 Prospect Ave, Caro

(989) 286-3676


The Dime Shop

1525 Broadway

(989) 439-1011

Hours Mon - Sat 10am - 8pm; closed Sunday

Locally owned. Opened April 14, 2022.

Anniversary sale: 50% off from 4/14 - 4/20.


The River Provisioning

101 N. Front St, Chesaning

(989) 334-5410

Med / Rec

Delivery available to surrounding areas


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. 



URB Cannabis Dispensary

124 N. Waters St, Vassar

(989) 882-9009

Hours:Open Mon - Sat 9am - 9pm, Sun 10am - 8pm

Based in Michigan. Operates one other location in Monroe.




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