Lansterdam in Review: Pincanna East Lansing

Pincanna’s ‘The Smallz’ sets record for cheapest weed in Lansing

Fluresh rolls out ‘Zombie Brain’ Jell-O shots for dank Halloween parties

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This column featured a comprehensive guide last month to the four cheapest stores to buy an ounce of recreational marijuana in Greater Lansing. First Class Cannabis Co. has long held that local record with several dank strains available for $120, plus tax, for about $139 out the door.

But only a few weeks after that column was printed, it was already outdated. 

First Class Cannabis Co. — apparently uncomfortable with the close competition — ratcheted its prices down to $100 an ounce last week. And while I was literally on my way to pick up an ounce of the new cheapest weed in town, the folks at Pincanna shot me a text message: “Pincanna has $99 ounces starting this Friday.” And with that, we have another record holder.

The Smallz —  Papaya and Blackberry Kush 

Price — $84.91  • THC — 14-16%

East Lansing’s newest pot shop is able to keep its prices so low by controlling just about every aspect of production — including its own 135,000 square-foot growing operation in Pinconning.

And while its shelves are stocked with some highly potent products, the staff also recognized the need for some more affordable products for the local college crowd — and value-minded potheads like me. While supplies last, several strains are available for $99 including tax. And that pans out to be about $20 cheaper than any other ounce for sale this week in Lansing.

The Smallz is one of the lowest tier product lines at Pincanna, an in-house brand created specifically to house its smaller sized buds and harvests that fall below the desired THC threshold. Top shelf products are branded under different lineups, like Radicle Genetics. 

But don’t discount The Smallz just because it’s from the bottom of Pincanna’s barrel. This isn’t shake.

The Blackberry Kush is an indica-dominant cross between Afghani and Blackberry, known for its relaxing effects that tend to soothe the body just as much as the mind. The dark green buds were dense and layered with trichomes. Some even had a purple hue. Despite the fruity name, I detected far more earthy and cheesy notes than any sort of berry aroma coming from this bag.

Rolled into a joint, however, those sweeter berry flavors shined through into a delectably smooth smoke.

Fluresh — Good Vibes Drink Enhancer

Price — $22  • THC — 100 mg

Also available at Pincanna: A THC-infused drink mix that makes for some tasty Halloween snacks. The folks at Fluresh sent me this recipe last week. And it was too good not to share.

Here’s what you need: A bottle of Fluresh’s Good Vibes Drink Enhancer; 6 oz of cold water; 16 oz of boiling water; 6 oz of green Jell-O; 10-15 small paper or plastic cups; and gummy worms. 

Here’s the directions: Add the Jell-O mix to the boiling water. Mix until dissolved, turn off the heat and stir in the cold water along with 1 tsp of drink enhancer for about 10 mg of THC per shot. Add in the gummy worms, refrigerate for up to four hours, slurp them down and get high.

Z’s Life ZBooks— Rolling Paper Booklets

Price — $7-15

There’s no better way to enjoy cheap weed than with expensive rolling papers. Z’s Life, a design company based in New York, sent me some samples of their “luxurious” new line of rolling papers last month that I finally got around to trying out last week. They’re supposedly “expertly crafted and assembled by the finest artisans in Europe” to pay homage to the “art of rolling.”

I’m not much for gimmicky bullshit when it comes to cannabis, but these stylish little booklets were actually pretty elegant. Each one holds 50 papers (in various sizes) and clips shut with a small magnetic button. Their durable outer shells also come in a variety of colorful patterns. ZBooks can be purchased directly from the zs.life website and shipped to anywhere in the U.S. 

Kyle Kaminski is a City Pulse staff writer and cannabis enthusiast who has been smoking marijuana just about every day for the last decade. Every week, Kaminski samples some of the best cannabis products available in Greater Lansing, gets real high and writes about them.

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