Stoners across Lansing, rejoice. We have another new pot shop in the Capital City — and that means that an even wider selection of recreational and medical cannabis products are in town.
First Class Cannabis Co. quietly opened its doors at the southeast corner of N. Grand River Avenue and N. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on March 5. Without much advertising or marketing fanfare, staff there are relying largely on top-notch customer service, word-of-mouth reviews and an expansive product selection.
Plus, first-time customers can choose from a wide selection of pre-rolled joints for only a penny.
“We don’t necessarily specialize in any particular products. What really sets us apart is having a very knowledgeable staff with great customer service skills to help people find the products that are best for them,” explained Anthony Morales-Doxtader, store manager.
The Lansing shop is the company’s only location — for now. Daily specials on ounces run from 4:20-7:10 p.m. Shop in store or check out Weedmaps and first-class.kushcart.us to place an order. And don’t be deterred by the nearby road construction; the parking lot is still navigable.
Root Weaver — Runtz
Price — $60/3.5g
THC content — 19.85%
Runtz is a rare hybrid cross between Zkittlez (one of my favorites) and Gelato, which is probably the most commercially available strain in Greater Lansing at the moment. Known for its balanced, euphoric and uplifting effects, it was also named Leafly’s “Strain of the Year” in 2020.
As the candy-inspired name would imply, this strain packs some serious fruity smells and flavors. Dense, dark green buds were caked with a cheese-like layer of yellow pistils and trichomes. The first few hits were shockingly smooth with overwhelming fruit flavors — pear, apple, berries, grapes, maybe a touch of grapefruit too. It’s a fruit basket rolled up in a joint.
After a stressful week, I was sort of hoping the indica-dominant ancestry would shine through here. Instead, I found myself energized, uplifted and puttering around the yard for a few hours. It also turned out to be a great pairing for a bike ride along the Lansing River Trail. Pedal safely.
Or skip your coffee, pop a few on the morning commute and enjoy a semi-coherent work day.
Kyle Kaminski is City Pulse’ managing editor and a cannabis enthusiast who has been smoking marijuana just about every day for the last decade. Almost weekly, Kaminski samples some of the best cannabis products available in Greater Lansing, gets real high and writes about them.
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