Located about an hour northwest of Detroit, Flint is the seventh-largest city in Michigan. Back in 1908, Flint was the birthplace of General Motors (GM) Corporation — home to iconic American automobile brands like Buick and Chevrolet. If you’re spending some time in Flint, there are a lot of things for you to check out. If you’re interested in exploring historic cars and exhibits, spend a day at Sloan Museum. Of course, exploring Pure Michigan couldn’t be easier with plenty of fishing, hiking trails and recreational opportunities at Stepping Stone Falls or Iron Belle Trail. Next, spend a night at Longway Planetarium for music shows and night sky replicas. Explore the culture that Flint has to offer by exploring the different exhibits and shows at the Flint Institute of Arts. Finish your night on the town by visiting the Cork on Saginaw, a chic eclectic wine bar offering a variety of American and European cuisine.
A leader in the midwest, Michigan became the first state in the region to legalize recreational cannabis back in late 2018. In 2019, the City of Flint issued a 1-year prohibition on new marijuana licenses to draft a comprehensive marijuana ordinance. Other than that, there hasn’t been much news since late February 2020 on new recreational laws in Flint. Luckily for residents, already established medical dispensaries could immediately apply for recreational licenses and brought legal weed to the city. Even though Michigan began to legalize adult-use marijuana, that doesn’t mean that you should just start smoking anywhere. State law states that recreational marijuana users over the age of 21 can possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana (or equivalent 15 grams of concentrates). Within someone’s home, they’re allowed an additional 10 ounces stored in a secure container and any additional marijuana grown on the premises. Unfortunately, possession in or within 1000 ft. of a park is either a felony or a misdemeanor and a maximum fine of $2000, so don’t try bringing that joint on a hike.