As new medical marijuana dispensaries open, Lansing moves toward a comprehensive zoning ordinance to control them
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, May 12) A proposed zoning ordinance to control medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing does not worry Ryan Basore.He’s a partner in the newly opened nonprofit dispensary on Michigan...
Law enforcement sees medical marijuana law as vague, may have to wait for courts to clear it up
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, May 19) For 40 years, attorney Richard McLellan has been representing regulated industries like liquor, gambling and insurance. And now, he is venturing into a new regulated industry: medical...
Nov. 4 2010
(Friday, May 28) A Lansing City Council committee is looking to possibly place a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries opening as it continues to work on a new zoning ordinance that would regulate...
Details of a confidential informant, 228 pounds of marijuana and a wrestling superstar emerge from the arrest of a local medical marijuana spiritual leader
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, June 2) At an arraignment in 55th District Court in Mason Friday morning, Judge Donald Allen Jr. led the handful of people in the courtroom through the criminal past of the Rev. Fredrick Wayne...
Is the case of Frederick Wayne Dagit bad for the medical marijuana cause?
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, June 9) On Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Frederick Wayne Dagit sat in a black- and white-striped Ingham County Jail jumpsuit in 55th District Court in Mason. He looked calm, rested and alert
Talk of bombings surround canceled Lansing medical marijuana
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, June 30) Last February in Kalispell, Mont., the Montana Caregivers Network signed up between 900 and 1,000 Montanans for the state’s medical cannabis program in a single day. Spokesman...
Williamston pot club owner the victim of politics, lawyer says
Nov. 4 2010
(Friday, July 30) The attorney for the owner of Green Leaf Smokers Club in Williamston said in court today the charges against his client are “politically motivated” and result from a “classic...
Smoking club customers monitored for a week before the bust
Nov. 4 2010
(Thursday, Aug. 19) Undercover agents spent a week monitoring cars and customers before they raided the Green Leaf Smokers Club in Williamston and arrested the operator, one of the agents testified Thursday
A medical marijuana vote and a snow and ice removal public hearing scheduled for tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting
Nov. 4 2010
(Monday, Sept. 20) The Lansing City Council will vote tonight on adopting an ordinance that regulates in-home, medical marijuana caregiver services in the city. The ordinance focuses solely on home occupation...
Michigan is one of 14 states to straddle that line
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, Oct. 6) Cannabis. Grass. Marijuana. Ganja. Weed. Pot. Medicine. That last descriptor, legitimized by 63 percent of Michigan voters in 2008 and in 13 other states since 1996, has changed the...
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, Oct. 6) The possession of marihuana violates federal law. However, the likelihood of federal prosecution against an average patient or caregiver is low. In fact, the U.S
Shekina Peña, owner of Your Healthy Choice Clinic at 628 E. Michigan Ave., discusses the benefits of feasting on your cannabis
Nov. 4 2010
(Wednesday, Oct. 6) Peña says to be forewarned while cooking at home, because the aroma of cooking crock-pot sized batches of cannabis butter can be quite pungent. When cooking with cannabis-based...
Local politician hospitalized but feeling “much better”
Nov. 4 2010
Alexander challenged Rogers in 2004 and 2008, helped lead a local petition drive to increase Michigan’s minimum wage and worked to extend health care coverage for the nearly 30,000 Ingham County...
Nov. 4 2010
Virg Bernero says he's "stronger today" as a result of the pounding he took in Tuesday's gubernatorial election. He also hammers the state's newspapers for their editorial support of Gov.-elect Rick Snyder....
East Lansing holds a satellite “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
Nov. 4 2010
Thursday, Nov. 4 — Mid-Michigan political junkies gathered Saturday at Reno’s East Side in East Lansing to become part of comedians Jon Stewart’s and Stephen Colbert’s “Rally...
Nov. 3 2010
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's 2010 gubernatorial bid officially ended Tuesday night, but those who've followed Bernero's political career say it's unlikely that his political career has suffered any long-term...
Nov. 3 2010
So now what for Michigan environmental policy? The reactions of environmentalists and conservationists to Rick Snyder’s triumph range from fear and loathing to tentative hope. A few in the conservation...
Republicans celebrate a wave of victories
Nov. 3 2010
DETROIT — Well, there you have it. The Republican Party has a lot to cheer about.The GOP snagged the governorship, the offices of attorney general and secretary of state and two state Supreme Court...
Nov. 3 2010
Customers at Lou’s barbershop at 521 E Gr. River in old town along with other businesses are upset with Lansing’s snow clearing ordinance, with its $116 fine. The sidewalks are city and for...
Controversy surrounds the firing of the former Potter Park Zoological Society director
Nov. 3 2010
Diane McNeil, who was fired in March after 25 years at the Zoological Society, refused to disclose financial records of the society a private nonprofit in charge of fund-raising and education at the zoo...

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