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Six dank recommendations from Lansing’s best budtender

Pure Options carries many cannabis products in Frandor

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Jen Shallman
Jen Shallman
(Jen Shallman, 25, of Lansing, has been a cannabis connoisseur since high school and has worked at Pure Options for about six months — originally at the old Stateside Wellness shop on Kalamazoo Street and now at Pure Options’ large new storefront near the Frandor Shopping Center. Shallman was declared Lansing’s best budtender in this year’s Top of the Town contest and since their favorite part of the job is helping customers find cannabis products, Managing Editor Kyle Kaminski handed them the reins to this week’s Lansterdam in Review column.)

Redemption — Mafia Funeral
Redemption — Mafia Funeral
Redemption — Mafia Funeral
Price: $35/3.5g
THC: 25.3%

This is my current favorite flower at Pure Options near the Frandor Shopping Center. A cross of Menthol and Garlic Grove, this flower is all about flavor. The buds are pungent, and flavor notes vary between the inhale and exhale. For only $35 an eighth, I highly recommend this strain for a very even and relaxing high — while also still being able to keep productive. 

Summit — Snowball
Summit — Snowball
Summit — Snowball
Price: $50/3.5g
THC: 24.8%

This is a cross between White and Chem 4 OG. And these buds are LARGE. The high starts off feeling like a classic sativa and then moves into a more tingly body buzz. The flavor leans earthy with strong notes of mint and lemon. I’d definitely recommend it for someone who has gotten bored with their regular rotation of strains and wants to try something new. 

North Coast X Pure Options — Rainbow Belts
North Coast X Pure Options — Rainbow Belts
North Coast X Pure Options — Rainbow Belts
Price: $40/2g Blunt
THC: Unknown

One of Pure Options most notable strains, hand rolled into a two-gram hemp wrap with a glass tip. This strain gives off a very productive and uplifted high without that classic, sativa-induced anxiety. The fruity flavors of this strain are really highlighted by the blunt wrap being unflavored and tobacco free, a big plus for those who enjoy blunts but don’t want a tobacco buzz or taste. 

Wana — Pina Colada Gummies
Wana — Pina Colada Gummies
Wana — Pina Colada Gummies
Price: $26/20 pieces
THC: 100 mg

Available in both Pina Colada and Peach Bellini, these are a bit different from the classic Wana edibles. Pieces are 5mg of THC as opposed to 10mg, which is a blessing for those like myself who are very sensitive to edibles. I found myself able to eat three or four of these over the course of an hour. Since the come-up is anywhere from five to 15 minutes, you can easily dose up without waiting another hour. The high is similar to that of a smoker’s high — which is my preferred method of use for marijuana, similar to smoking. The high wears off within four hours. 

Element — Live Resin Cartridge
Element — Live Resin Cartridge
Element — Live Resin Cartridge
Price: $45/0.5g
THC: Unknown

Element has ruined every other cart for me. I’m loyal to live resin now. Don’t be fooled by carts only being available in 0.5g, these guys LAST. Because live resin is full spectrum, you’ll be getting a much fuller high than that of your basic distillate cart — so you won’t need as many hits to reach your full high, which means your cart will last longer. These carts all have strain-specific terpenes, so they will taste just how the flower would. Because they are so flavorful, don’t expect the vapor to be discreet. If you hit this cart in the bathroom at a family holiday party, someone will smell it. I’ve warned you. My current favorite: Orange Kush Mints.

Daze — Full Spectrum RSO Dart
Daze — Full Spectrum RSO Dart
Daze — Full Spectrum RSO Dart
Price: $25/0.08g
THC: 72.2%

This product is great for recreational customers who want intense relief. Medical customers will more than likely be familiar with “Rick Simpson Oil,” which was intended for those with cancer. New users should definitely start off with a VERY small dose. RSO is meant to be ingested or applied topically — not smoked. It’s also made with every part of the plant, so it has a rich blend of cannabinoids that make it “full spectrum” and help with alleviating multiple ailments with one dose. It’s best for those who can’t smoke or vape but need relief from insomnia and pain.

Lansterdam in Review is normally written by Kyle Kaminski, City Pulse managing editor and a cannabis enthusiast who has been smoking marijuana just about every day for the last decade. Most weeks, Kaminski samples some of the best cannabis products available in Greater Lansing, gets real high and writes about them. Contact him at kyle@lansingcitypulse.com.

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