20 Black-owned Michigan cannabis companies you should support

African Americans — one of the groups that have been harmed the most by the War on Drugs — remain underrepresented in…

By Metro Times Staff

Higher Learning Institution
    17 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac; 248-977-1574;yourhigherlearning.com
    
    Founded by Sammy Rogers, Higher Learning Institution is a cannabis vocational and technical school in Pontiac. The school offers courses on budtending, cannabis cultivation, and cannabis extraction.
    Photo via Larry Gabriel
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20 Detroit area restaurants that taste amazing when you’re high

When talking about iconic combinations, most people might start with a classic like peanut butter and jelly or popcorn and a movie.…

By Metro Times Staff

Sweetwater Tavern
    400 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-2210; sweetwatertavern.net
    
    Sweetwater marinates their wings for 24 hours, giving your munchies monster a full dose of flavor.
    Photo via Google Maps
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All the beautiful stoners we saw at Hash Bash 2022 in Ann Arbor

The annual celebration of the sweet leaf, the Hash Bash and Monroe Street Fair, officially returned to Ann Arbor for the first…

By MT Staff

All the beautiful stoners we saw at Hash Bash 2022 in Ann Arbor
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The best weed in metro Detroit, as chosen by Metro Times readers

See more winners in our Best of Detroit 2021 issue.

By Metro Times Staff

The best weed in metro Detroit, as chosen by Metro Times readers
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This 1885 Queen Anne House for sale was built by former Michigan Secretary of State Daniel Striker

Built in 1885 by former Michigan Secretary of State Daniel Striker (1871-75), this Queen Anne-style home stands proudly in Hastings, Michigan. For…

By Metro Times Staff

This 1885 Queen Anne House for sale was built by former Michigan Secretary of State Daniel Striker
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20 things to do in the Detroit area when you're stoned AF

Since Michigan legalized recreational marijuana for adult use in 2018, every day is 4/20 and for that, we feel #Blessed. That's right,…

By Metro Times Staff

Hotbox your car at Ford-Wyoming Drive-in
    10400 Ford Rd., Dearborn; 313-846-6910;  forddrivein.com
    Driving and consuming marijuana is not legal, folks. And yes, that goes for the all-too-discreet vape and edible life, too. However, what happens in your car at the 70-plus-year-oldFord-Wyoming Drive-in stays in your car at the Ford-Wyoming Drive-in. That is until you exit your vehicle to snag some optional concession munchies because yeah, dudes and dudettes, you don't have to spring for concessions because you can bring your own. Hell, you can bring full meals, full-blown takeout, eat fucking sushi from your dashboard because no one is going to stop you. All tickets include two movies which mean more time to get and stay high. Oh, and we've all been at a traditional non-drive-in theater and been so high and found ourselves laughing at very inappropriate times (we would like to issue a formal apology to anyone who may have been in the audience of the Friday morning matinee showing of Million Dollar Baby at Star Gratiot in Roseville.) Well, guess what? You can laugh at as many tragic boxing-based accidents you want with no social stigma and no shame. Blaze up and drive in. Just don't forget to turn your headlights off, stoner.
    
    Photo via Ford-Wyoming Drive-in/Facebook
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A 420 gift guide for metro Detroit's canna-curious and canna-sseurs

Extreme sports. Brain surgery. Beating The Nameless King in Dark Souls 3. What do these things have in common? They all require…

By Metro Times Staff

Vaporizer
    For the canna-curious: 
    Ooze Slim Pen Twist Battery with Smart USB, $19.99
    Available at various Detroit-area dispensaries; oozelife.com
    
    We were canna-curious once when it came to vaping, and we remember not wanting to do a damn thing other than huff and puff on a portable and discreet pen anywhere and everywhere regardless of legal ramifications. Leave the high-maintenance vapes for the canna-sseur and don't overthink baby's first vape (as in you, baby, not an actual human baby, because that would be irresponsible). Welcome to the Ooze life: Ooze, a Michigan-bred cannabis accessory company, was one of the earliest vape batteries around. “Batteries? I thought we were talking about vape pens?” Calm down, newbie. Most disposable vape pens harness a battery, which you can then screw/pop in your favorite concentrate cartridge. You good? OK, so Ooze offers affordable — and colorful — USB rechargeable batteries that are so slim and so portable that you won't even know it's there. Well, that is until you hit that shit and you're on clouds 9, 10, and 420. 
    
    Photo via OozeLife.com
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20 must-try cannabis products for the Michigan stoner in your life

You know that R.E.M. song “Everybody Hurts”? Well, in 2021, Michael Stipe could change the lyrics to “everybody smokes” and he’d have…

By Metro Times Staff

20 must-try cannabis products for the Michigan stoner in your life
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All the places you can buy recreational weed in metro Detroit right now

New recreational marijuana stores are opening across the state, including a number in metro Detroit. (Though not Detroit proper yet, as City…

By Metro Times Staff

The Greenhouse of Walled Lake
    103 E. Walled Lake Dr, Walled Lake; 834-644-7336; greenhousemi.com
    
    Photo courtesy of The Greenhouse of Walled Lake
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The Detroit area's best marijuana businesses in 2020, according to our readers

Looks like metro Detroiters had some high praise for these local marijuana businesses in Metro Times' Best of Detroit poll. From vape…

By Metro Times Staff

Best Preroll (Washtenaw)
    The Patient Station
    539 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti; 734-544-9999; thepatientstation.com 
    
    Photo via GoogleMaps
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20 of the top marijuana dispensaries in Detroit, according to Weedmaps

Weed all about it! We've got the top shops in the Detroit area for ganja, herb, flower, concentrates, edibles, the Devil's lettuce,…

By Metro Times Staff

16. The Reef 
    6640 E. Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-992-4202;  findthereef.com
    ariot1920: “Every time I come here I have a better experience than the last. I’ve been to a few places where bud tenders are very pleasing your first time and then you get nothing from them afterwards. These people are the nicest, helpful group I’ve come across. Always super helpful. I recommend this dispensary to everyone I know. One of the last times I came here, I had a slightly negative experience in the parking lot and I was nervous about going back. I couldn’t avoid going back to my fave place and I was pretty excited to see a security car in the parking lot. They are really on top with their security and I love it. You guys are the best! Also, the security guard is pretty cool (I hope you listen to that band I recommended today.”
    Photo via The Reef/Facebook
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20 Michigan glassmakers with stunning, museum-quality pipes and rigs

Ah, weed. Our beloved friend. How we love thee. Let us toke the ways. First, the humble joint: an art form in…

By Metro Times Staff

20 Michigan glassmakers with stunning, museum-quality pipes and rigs
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Behold, the first issue of Detroit Metro Times: Oct. 16, 1980

The first issue of Metro Times came out on Oct. 16, 1980. Here's a trip down memory lane.

By Metro Times Staff

Behold, the first issue of Detroit Metro Times: Oct. 16, 1980
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Holiday gift ideas from Michigan marijuana retailers for the stoner on your list

Michigan's first recreational marijuana shops have begun to open following the 2018 vote to legalize adult-use cannabis. Whether you're shopping for a…

By Metro Times Staff

Skymint Pre-Rolls
    Available from: Skymint stores
    Rolled by hand with care, these pre-rolls feature premium, whole flower — no trim, ever! — and favorite strains like Ice Cream Cake #5, Ethos Cookies, Lava Cake, and more. $12 per pre-roll.
    Photo courtesy of Skymint
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These old-school head shops in the Detroit area keep things groovy

We pay homage to these legendary old-school joints that continue to keep things groovy decade after decade.

By Metro Times Staff

Bongz and Thongz 119 E. Liberty St. Ann Arbor, (734) 585 5613Bongz and Thongz is a smoke shop that is known to carry some high-end pieces.   Much of their shop is quite affordable and customers can find just about anything required for their smoking and vaping needs. This shop cares a lot about its patrons and is willing to take as much time as needed to help individual customers. 
    Photo via Bongz and Thongz / Facebook
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15 dope gifts for the stoner in your life from metro Detroit pot shops

Our canna-landscape became flush with incredible edibles, titillating topicals, and $12,000 bongs after Michigan voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana…

By Metro Times Staff

Photo from Debbie Carlos, Instagram.
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Photos from the 48th annual Hash Bash, the dawn of a new era for marijuana in Michigan

This year's Hash Bash was different — the first held since Michiganders voted to legalized recreational marijuana use in November. In a…

By Metro Times Staff

Photos from the 48th annual Hash Bash, the dawn of a new era for marijuana in Michigan
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All the frosty nugs we saw at High Times Midwest Cannabis Cup 2018

The High Times Midwest Cannabis Cup 2018 returned to Clio on Sept. 9-10 to bring out stoners, growers, and weed advocates alike…

By Metro Times Staff

All the frosty nugs we saw at High Times Midwest Cannabis Cup 2018
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20 fun things to do while you're high as hell in Detroit

While getting stoned as fuck and hanging out at your apartment watching Half Baked over and over again is a stoner's dream, for some,…

By Metro Times Staff

20 fun things to do while you're high as hell in Detroit
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14 of the best Detroit dispensary names

Dispensaries are a contentious and smoking hot subject around Detroit right now. From new zoning laws to ill-advised wars being waged, there's changes a-brewing…

By Metro Times Staff

Starbuds It’s like Starbucks, except not. (23880 Schoenherr Rd, Warren -- Photo via Loveland Technologies)
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