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Hundreds of cannabis activists gathered at the State Capitol last week to push back against recently proposed state legislation that aims to reduce both the number of plants that medical marijuana … more
After struggling to recover from surgery for a torn ligament in his hind leg, Bryan Madle’s 8-year-old dog, Arlo,  was in pretty rough shape. more
I’ve never cared much for watching football games. That being said, I love football season.  more
Just in time for the arrival of thousands of college-aged customers at Michigan State University, Grant Richard Kwiecinski, better known as GRiZ, has rolled out a dank lineup of two new premium cannabis lines that are now available in Michigan: Astro Hippie and Telescope. more
You don’t have to smoke pot to know about the 420 holiday. more
In less than two weeks, thousands of pot smoking (and fully vaccinated) students and staff are poised to return to Michigan State University for their first day of class on Sept. more
Back when the first issue of City Pulse was published in 2001, pot smokers were still risking up to a year behind bars and fines of up to $2,000 for possession of marijuana. more
Do you like craft beer? Do you like pot? Well, strap in. Skymint is about to take you for a ride more
A Motor City cannabis brand is making inroads in the Capital City this summer with plans to open its fifth pot shop on S. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between I96 and Miller Road. more
There’s no shortage of cannabis brands inspired, endorsed or created by celebrities and recording artists — particularly in the hip-hop world, which aligns especially well with pot … more
You don’t have to smoke pot to know about 420. It’s the single biggest holiday in marijuana culture — a day usually dedicated to putting on some Bob Marley or Sublime, getting as ripped as mentally possible, maybe watching a Cheech and Chong movie and then eating a lot of food. more
Hundreds of cannabis companies — including several brands in Greater Lansing — are pushing back against a shadowy group of lobbyists. more
Companies and brands across the country usually make a conscious effort to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots this month, often with flashy packaging and signage — maybe with a rainbow flag or two. In some cases, they go beyond symbolic wokeness and actually give back some of their revenues in honor of that crucial tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States and to recognize the impact that LGBTQ people have made in American society.  more
This weekly column has allowed me an opportunity to sample some of the best recreational cannabis products available in Greater Lansing. And over the last year, I’ve browsed through just about every store in town. That’s why I can say — with some degree of certainty — that First Class Cannabis Co. holds the title for the cheapest selection in the Capital City. more
Last month, this column featured local glassblower Ben Birney and some of the extravagant bongs being produced at his studio on the north side of Lansing. When I heard that his sister Sarah Birney and her husband, Bryan Madle, were running a CBD production laboratory in the same building, I just had to return to find out more about this local cannabis-focused family.  more
This week marks the first full year of my weekly Lansterdam in Review column, which kicked off last May with a summertime strain guide. And just like last year, we’re back again with some recommendations — this time from Lume Cannabis Co. — for some top-notch, locally sourced cannabis products that pair just right with some extra free time and a warm, summer afternoon.  more
Ben Birney talks about glass like it’s a rare gem or a precious metal. To him, it’s a limitless and mysterious medium for creativity, a substance that he has been deeply enchanted with since he was a teenager, something he has spent the last 20 years pioneering into artistic perfection.  more
Todd Welch doesn’t smoke pot. After a 25-year career with the Michigan State Police in an era of illegal recreational marijuana, he said that he’s more likely to pour cocktails than pack bongs.  more
A new line of prerolled joints is hitting the shelves at pot shops across Michigan this week featuring the name of one of the founding fathers of American cannabis culture: Tommy Chong. more
Ronda Liskey and her son Roy have spent most of their lives in the small town of Laingsburg. And if all goes well after opening a pot shop there this month, they might just retire there too. more
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