Cover story: The 420 Issue

In City Pulse’s first-ever 420 issue, Todd Heywood looks at the future of dispensaries in Michigan, and Ty Forquer talks with medical marijuana users about how/why they use cannabis. We also talk to local politicians about where they stand regarding marijuana legalization.

Hirten: Politics are behind the cover-up

In February, when Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero first said the $160,000-plus departure payout to his city attorney served the best interest of the city, it seemed plausible, though extravagant. But the inept cover-up — and it is a cover-up — that he and his lawyers have orchestrated to hide the reasons for Janene McIntyre's fat golden parachute by now seems only to serve his political interests. Mickey Hirten calls for Bernero to come clean on the McIntyre issue.

Traffic stop gone bad

One Eaton County deputy sheriff resigned, a member of the command staff received a written reprimand and a 28-year-old Grand Ledge man is negotiating a settlement with the county after his video showed an abusive and improper arrest during a June 2014 traffic stop. Todd Heywood looks at the fallout surrounding the altercation.

Honey and bite

The long-awaited opening day of Whole Foods in Meridian Township last week was big entertainment and serious business. Shaking up a crowded local health food market, Whole Foods is slathering a lot of honey over a potentially bone-deep market bite. Lawrence Cosentino checks out the new market and what it means for the local health food scene.

Blue lagoon of schmooze

The Tudor-ish pile at 1141 Southlawn Avenue in East Lansing tells a whopper that’s brash and unsubtle enough for 1980s Hollywood. The house belonged to MSU English professor and big-time screenwriter Jim Cash, co-author of “Top Gun,” 1986’s top-grossing film and a cult classic. City Pulse takes a look at the estate, which hit the market earlier this month.

He ate, she ate: Thai Princess gives diners royal treatment

Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson check out the offerings at Okemos’ Thai Princess in this week’s issue.

Check out these stories and more in Wednesday’s issue of City Pulse.