Feb. 2 2011 12:00 AM

3711 W. Jolly Road, Lansing. M-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.lbmaryjane.com (866) 478-6828

LB Mary Jane is one of south Lansing’s newest, full-service medical marijuana dispensaries. Located near the Waverly and Jolly roads intersection, LB is also one of the few dispensaries to venture into television advertising.

LB’s friendly staff prides them selves on being experts in the medical marijuana field. They help patients and caregivers network at a weekly farmers’ market, which is becoming a growing weekend event among Lansing dispensaries.

LB also offers medibles, oils, clones, a delivery service and doctor recommendations — all without a membership fee.

At $20 a gram across the board, it’s not the cheapest place in town, but the strains are top notch.

Master Kush is a well-known indica/sativa hybrid that embodies characteristics of both phenotypes. The buds were dense and bright green with yellow-white hairs and a nice crystal coating. The faintly citrus smell mixed with hints or earthiness. A smooth smoke and almost nonexistent taste led up to a full-bodied high. The relief was relaxing yet mentally stimulating at the same time. Not many hybrids blend the complete effects of a mixed genealogy, but Master Kush soothes the pain and the brain.

then ventured on to another hybrid: Swiss Cheese. Originally engineered
in Amsterdam, this sativa-dominant hybrid is popular for its flavor and
relatively easiness to grow. Trichomes and red hairs covered the thick,
darkgreen nuggets that smelled strongly of molded cheese. Fortunately,
the taste was classically clean and earthy. The buzz kicked in shortly
after smoking and went straight to the head. The relief was energizing —
great for patients who need a little pick-me-up in the morning.

sativa-heavy hybrid Strawberry Cough was also available this week.
Popular among patients for its sweet, strawberrylike flavor, this strain
is a favorite of indoor growers for its size, yield and performance in
greenhouse conditions. This strain produces a classic sativa high, right
to the brain. Uplifting and energetic, Cough is great for patients with eating prob lems, anxiety and depression.

you’re looking for a quick gram to get you through the day or are in
need of a skilled caregiver, LB Mary Jane has the products and services
for patients in need.