Twenty years later, ‘Rent’ offers window into HIV/AIDS epidemic
March 15 2017
David Merino was in fifth grade when he caught a clip from the 2005 film version of “Rent” on television. Instantly hooked, he soon managed to see the whole film and then picked up the original...
City's proposed marijuana law would cripple dispensaries
Aug. 3 2016
Lansing has an estimated 70 marijuana-oriented businesses scattered throughout the city. In just a few months, many of them could disappear
DeWeese pleads guilty To defrauding Blue Cross
May 25 2016
Former Ingham County state Rep. Paul DeWeese is facing up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty last week to defrauding Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan through his medical practice
Emerald City Provisioning a bright spot on Michigan’s west side
Nov. 11 2015
On the west side of the state, it’s really hard to find open provisioning centers or safe access points. And when you do find them, they tend to only stock cannabis flowers
Volunteer dental program to become permanent fixture
June 25 2014
Care Free Medical and Dental’s Pay It Forward program, which trades volunteer hours for dental services, will be a permanent fixture within the next two months
Feb. 26 2014
In December, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on three medical marijuana-related bills
City attorney looking into “resource center” on Michigan Avenue after Councilwoman Washington raises concerns
Feb. 26 2014
The smell of pot was heavy in the air inside Michigan Avenue’s newest business. TNT, calling itself a medical marijuana “resource center,” opened at 1825 E. Michigan over the weekend....
Lansing doctor Shannon Wiggins and husband indicted on several federal charges, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud and improperly distributing controlled substances
Aug. 28 2013
Mohamad Abduljaber allegedly had a nice little system going for a few years. Abduljaber, a city-identified “problematic slumlord” who owns nearly 40 properties in Lansing, would send his tenants...
Advocates say the new bill package affecting medical marijuana patients approved during lame duck is mostly negative or innocuous
Jan. 2 2013
Last month's legislative lame-duck session changed Michigan law on a variety of fronts — the most headline-worthy being right wing power grabs (see: right to work; emergency managers; abortion rights)
The Supreme Court's effect on Lansing dispensaries and pending legislation to give them hope
Feb. 20 2013
It's shortly after noon on Monday, and a young man likely in his 20s or 30s is making a purchase at Alternative Medicine in Lansing. Fifty dollars is exchanged for a few grams of medical marijuana. Business...
Sept. 19 2012
Medical marijuana advocates are tired of the Republican-led Legislature and Attorney General Bill Schuette chipping away at the 2008 voter-initiated law. Today they're planning on letting them know
What's up Republicans' sleeves this legislative season?
Sept. 14 2011
About midway between the eastfacing Capitol building steps and Capitol Avenue Sept. 7, a tall sign held by a medical marijuana advocate read: “WHERE ARE THE DEMS TO STOP THIS S_ _ T?” If the...
Proposed legislation would allow law enforcement to search medical marijuana patients and caregivers by name and address
June 22 2011
That question has surfaced over proposed legislation in the state Senate that would require the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, which processes medical marijuana program applications,...
628 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing (517) 316-1272 Hours: M-Sat 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
June 22 2011
I visited Your Healthy Choice Clinic on Michigan Avenue across from Clara’s Restaurant late on a recent Friday morning. Your Healthy Choice has been open since 2009 and was one of the first dispensaries...
3413 S. Cedar St., Lansing. M-Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (517) 882-9330
Jan. 14 2011
Cloud 9 made the transition from head shop to dispensary in the past year and sits across Cedar Street from the Lansing Police Department’s South Precinct station. It’s one of the city’s...
Lansing is working to regulate medical marijuana businesses amid dispensary crackdowns in southeast Michigan
Nov. 10 2010
On Aug. 25, the Oakland County drug enforcement team raided Clinical Relief in Ferndale. Nine people were arrested and await a potential trial on felony drug manufacturing charges. An undercover officer...
3145 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (517) 580-8344
Feb. 16 2011
Besides meds, Green Solutions also offers physician consultations, delivery services, medibles and a small assortment of smoking accessories. Membership is $10 and completely optional. Members receive...
Inside Lansing’s medical marijuana farmers markets
Jan. 12 2011
Your Healthy Choice Clinic at 628 E. Michigan Ave. on Sunday afternoons turns into a shoulder-to-shoulder shopping center for qualified medical marijuana patients and caregivers. At any given time between...
2208 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (517) 708-8191
Feb. 24 2011
Quickly becoming one of the most popular dispensaries in Lansing, CCC has continued to provide only the best in medical marijuana strains and edibles to its members. Upstairs from CCC is Capital City Grower...
1723 E. Michigan ave., Lansing. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (517) 574-4528
Jan. 26 2011
At $20 a gram, the Maui Waui is a strain worthy of the Top Shelf designation. This forever-young strain isn’t the most potent sativa available, but the dank, moldy fruit smell and bright red hairs...

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