Medical Marijuana Services, a collection of six businesses that occupies the old A&E Printing building on East Street, is one the shops able to continue operation during the moratorium. MMS helps patients get legal and offers raw medical marijuana with no membership required. A line of medibles is forthcoming.
They offer a variety of popular and potent strains, ranging in price from $10 to $25 per gram. At $15 per gram, the Calazar A and B strains and the Super Lemon Haze were all good deals and effective meds. The Calazar A is a sativa-heavy strain, while the B is just the opposite — indica-dominant. In other words, A’s an upper and B’s a downer. Similar in look with light green, fluffy nugs, the B smelled a little sweeter and was a bit harsher on the lungs. The highs were noticeably different from these two strains. The effects of A were more heady and thought-filled than the sedative, mellow high of the B.
The Super Lemon Haze offered at MMS is one of the better varieties of this strain offered around town. A strong lemony aroma and taste with with an intense sativa/indica hybrid high have made this strain world renowned. Smoke a little and be good to go, smoke a little more and just be, well, gone.
At $20 per gram, Grape Krush looked as good as it tasted. The lime-colored buds were coated with sugary trichomes and smelled like candy. Ground up, the grape smell was profound, and the taste was just as fruity. Being an indica-dominant hybrid, the Grape Krush produces a blend of the head/body buzz combo, relaxing on the body, but not so sedative you get locked to the couch. The Alaskan Thunderfuck was overpriced at $25 per gram, though at $10 per gram, the AK-47 seemed under priced, but looked and smelled like a deal.
It’s great to see dispensaries popping up outside of Michigan Avenue’s green district with accessible hours of operation and a good variety of quality product and prices. And, with the moratorium bringing the boom of competition to a halt, MMS has the room and potential to grow into one of Lansing’s top shelf med shops.