Yes. Flint is home to several marijuana dispensaries licensed by the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA). In 2018, Michigan voters passed the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, legalizing recreational cannabis for adults 21 years and older. While some Michigan municipalities banned recreational cannabis dispensaries (permitted by state marijuana law), Flint does not prohibit the establishment of adult-use marijuana dispensaries within its borders. The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act became effective on December 6, 2018, establishing cannabis dispensaries in municipalities that permit them, including Flint. The first recreational marijuana dispensaries in Michigan opened to the public in December 2019.
Some Michigan-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries operate in Flint and sell medical marijuana to the city’s qualified and registered medical cannabis patients. Medical marijuana dispensaries are referred to as provisioning centers in Michigan, and Flint currently has 19. However, only eight of them have active licenses as of February 2023. Michigan legalized medical cannabis in 2008 when it passed the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act/documents/mcl/pdf/mcl-Initiated-Law-1-of-2008.pdf), permitting the medical use of marijuana for patients with certain debilitating ailments.
The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act created a system of registry identification cards (medical cannabis program) for qualifying patients and caregivers to give them access to medicinal cannabis. The Act authorized the establishment of provisioning centers (medical marijuana dispensaries) across Michigan, including Flint, to give qualifying patients and caregivers legal access to medical marijuana.
Yes, marijuana consumers in Flint can order cannabis online from weed dispensaries offering online sales services in and outside the city. Recreational cannabis consumers must have their IDs ready when they order cannabis products online and want them delivered to their local addresses in Flint. The delivery personnel will request to see those IDs to ensure buyers are at least 21 before delivering the orders. Similarly, registered cannabis patients must have their medical marijuana cards handy while waiting to take delivery of their orders.
Some marijuana dispensaries in Flint are not approved to engage in cannabis delivery services. Hence, anyone ordering marijuana products online from such dispensaries in Flint must pick up their orders at the dispensaries.
Anyone aged 21 or older with a valid government-issued identification card can visit a recreational weed dispensary in Flint. Cannabis patients, who must be at least 18, need valid IDs and their Michigan medical marijuana cards when visiting cannabis dispensaries in Flint. Generally, consumers need to carry sufficient cash to buy cannabis products at the dispensaries because dispensaries do not take credit cards for marijuana sales transactions. Most dispensaries in Flint have budtenders who take questions from customers and usually assist consumers in choosing marijuana products depending on their marijuana needs.
Per Michigan marijuana laws, licensed cannabis dispensaries in Flint must have a cannabis software tracking system and must use it to keep records of marijuana sales to consumers. Medical cannabis dispensaries may only allow cannabis patients into their facilities if such patients are 18 or older. Recreational marijuana dispensaries in Flint must not permit anyone younger than 21 onto their premises. No licensed marijuana dispensary may allow the consumption of cannabis on their premises unless they have the requisite license and designated smoking areas to permit such.
Every cannabis dispensary in Flint requires a CRA license to operate legally within the city borders. It is illegal for marijuana dispensaries to dispense amounts of cannabis more than what is required by law to consumers per day. Michigan marijuana laws permit licensed marijuana dispensaries in Flint to sell medical cannabis and recreational marijuana products in the same facility. However, both products must be at separate locations in the dispensaries.
Recreational cannabis consumers in Flint must comply with all Michigan adult-use marijuana laws. Recreational marijuana laws in Flint include the following:
A person must be 21 or older to consume or possess recreational cannabis
Eligible adults may keep up to 10 ounces of cannabis flowers at home. However, it must be kept in a secure location. They may also cultivate up to 12 cannabis plants at home for personal use
Flint prohibits driving under the influence of marijuana
Flint prohibits the public consumption of marijuana
Adults aged 21 years and over can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, but they may not possess than 15 grams of cannabis concentrate at any given time
It is illegal to take cannabis out of Flint to other states
Medical cannabis is legal in Flint for residents with certain debilitating medical conditions). Patients may only purchase cannabis from licensed dispensaries approved to sell medical marijuana products. Michigan marijuana laws permit cannabis patients in Flint to grow up to 12 marijuana plants at home.
Only Flint residents diagnosed with one or more of the eligible medical conditions for medical marijuana can apply for a Michigan medical marijuana card through the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP). Such persons must be at least 18 years old and must visit Michigan-licensed physicians who will evaluate them and determine whether they qualify for medical cannabis treatment. They can apply online using the Citizen Portal or via mail.
The Patients Registry Card online instructions can guide Michigan marijuana card applicants in Flint to initiate the online application process. A patient must create a secure online account and have a licensed physician certify them for medical cannabis via the physician's online account. For paper applications, patients should complete the relevant application form and submit it with proof of Flint residency and a $40 money order or check made out to State of Michigan - MMMP via mail to:
Michigan Medical Marijuana Program
P.O. Box 30083
Lassing, MI 48909
Cannabis consumers in Flint can consume marijuana in private residences. The city prohibits the consumption of cannabis in public.
Any adult aged 21 years or older can buy recreational cannabis in a weed dispensary in Flint if they have a valid government-issued ID. On the other hand, a registered medical marijuana patient must provide a valid ID and their Michigan medical marijuana card to purchase medical cannabis at any licensed cannabis dispensary in Flint.
The average price of an ounce of cannabis in Flint is $105.
Blueberry Crumble, GMO Cookies, Jenny Kush, Deep Breath, and Light Saber are some of the most popular cannabis strains in Flint.
No, it is illegal to smoke marijuana in public in Flint. The city considers smoking marijuana in one's private car the same as public consumption of cannabis, and prohibits this act.
In Flint, recreational marijuana users may possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana at once, with no more than 15 grams of concentrated marijuana. Medical marijuana patients can possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis and usable marijuana equivalents. The following are considered equivalent to 1 ounce of usable cannabis:
7 grams of cannabis-infused product in a gaseous form
16 ounces of solid-form marijuana-infused product
36 fluid ounces of liquid-form cannabis-infused product
Shipping cannabis into Flint from other states is prohibited by federal law. However, marijuana consumers in the city can still have marijuana products delivered to them from other cities in Michigan.
Yes, eligible cannabis consumers can order marijuana online in Flint. Michigan marijuana laws do not forbid purchasing weed online from state-licensed dispensaries.
Michigan law is not clear on whether dispensaries in Flint can operate for 24 hours daily over the counter. However, some dispensaries offer all-day marijuana delivery services.
Yes, tourists can use dispensaries in Flint for medical and recreational purposes. Michigan cannabis laws permit out-of-state cannabis patients to use medical dispensaries in Flint, provided their states allow for medical cannabis reciprocity.
Yes, an ID and/or a Michigan medical marijuana card is/are required to purchase cannabis in a dispensary in Flint.
The best dispensaries in Flint include Token Dispo, JARS Cannabis 3, Sozo Cannabis, and Skymint.
Michigan marijuana laws require weed dispensaries in Flint to scan customers' IDs to verify their validity.
As of January 2023, Flint had 13 licensed recreational weed dispensaries and 19 licensed medical cannabis dispensaries. However, not all of them are active presently.
No. Dispensaries in Flint cannot take credit cards.
There is no limit on the number of dispensaries a person can visit in Flint in one day. However, recreational consumers cannot purchase more than 2.5 ounces per transaction, while medical cannabis patients are limited to 2.5 ounces daily. Medical patients are subject to 10 ounces of cannabis purchases per month
Dispensaries in Flint do not take health insurance for cannabis sales.
Michigan marijuana laws mandate dispensaries in Flint and other parts of the state to use Metrc, a track-and-trace system to monitor cannabis sales.
Any qualified and registered cannabis patient in Michigan can enter a medical cannabis dispensary in Flint at 18, provided they have a valid Michigan medical marijuana card. Out-of-state cannabis patients aged 18 and older can also use dispensaries in Flint if their states practice medical marijuana reciprocity.
The contact information for the Flint cannabis regulator is listed on the Cannabis Regulatory Agency's (CRA) website.
The CRA maintains an Online Complaint System that enables anyone to file reports of illegal cannabis activities by any licensed weed dispensary in Flint. The Enforcement Division of the CRA also takes reports of illicit marijuana activities in Flint on (517) 284-8599. Alternatively, residents can contact the Flint Police Department at (810) 237-6800 to report any criminal cannabis activities