Battle Creek is a small town in Michigan that just so happens to be known as one of the breakfast capitals of the world. Home to the Kellogg’s Company, Battle Creek is one of America’s premier food research and training locations – and while Battle Creek also has an outstanding local food scene, food isn’t all Battle Creek has going for it. This historic city puts on a wide range of annual city festivals (yes, including a cereal festival), has a nationally renowned zoo, and is less than a few hours away from Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. Whether you want to eat, drink, or explore, Battle Creek has something to offer.
Battle Creek may be most known for its food scene, but it may soon be known for something even better. Michigan legalized medical marijuana in 2008 and became the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana in November 2018. Battle Creek only recently passed a city ordinance to allow the distribution of recreational marijuana licenses, but there are already close to a dozen dispensaries within the city that sell marijuana for adult-use. Battle Creek, along with neighboring Kalamazoo, has become one of the more prolific recreational marijuana cities in southern Michigan. Please note that smoking marijuana in public is prohibited and will be charged as a civil infraction. Most Battle Creek dispensaries provide online ordering and operate between the hours of 9 AM and 9 PM. Additionally, there is currently at least one dispensary that offers delivery services, a trend that is likely to grow in the area.