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There are few places in our country that are more synonymous with cannabis than California. The state has been a cultural powerhouse for decades, and cannabis has been wafting through the halls of … more
“Hot dog water” is a tongue-in-cheek term for cannabis distillate used by some industry insiders, referencing that the substance is cheaply made and most often sourced from the remnants … more
Flora, a provisioning center nestled away in East Lansing on Old M-78, is in a beautifully designed and apportioned building that strikes a good balance between a high-end showroom and a traditional … more
“Good weed ain’t cheap, and cheap weed ain’t good.” When I worked in pre-legal market caregiver stores, this was a popular saying among operators. more
Happy 420, dope smokers of Lansing! more
For our third annual 420 Gift Guide — and my first as the keeper of the Lansterdam in Review flame for City Pulse — I have chosen items with an eye toward trying to provide something for … more
If you’ve spent time in a dispensary over the past few years, you’re likely familiar with cultivators’ endeavors to bring the most THC-rich flower to the market for the lowest possible price. more
As Michigan’s cannabis industry matures, operators are shuffling around their retail and production assets to better deal with market saturation or, in many cases, the realities of their own capacities and levels of expertise. more
Sometimes, when I’m going to be out for a long time and won’t have access to a dab rig or joints, I’ll begrudgingly eat an edible to maintain my preferred level of highness throughout the day. Over the years, as both my tolerance and palate have developed, more
One of the perks of being City Pulse’s Lansterdam columnist is getting to try free dope from local shops and growers. more
The term “Dry January” seemed to dominate the cultural nomenclature this year much more than years past. It was hard not to see references to the trendy monthlong alcohol fast on any of my social media feeds over the last month. more
Many people ask me what the cheapest and easiest way for them to get into the cannabis industry would be. Unfortunately, the cheap and easy ways all disappeared five years ago when the legal market was established, and even those were only cheap or easy for a lucky few. The reality is that this game is tough, with shrinking margins and evermore savvy and cutthroat operators. more
As 2024 kicks into full swing and we pull ourselves away from family and head back to work, its a good time to look ahead at what the upcoming year has in store. more
As we look forward to a new year of hilarious litigation hijnks, new corporate receiverships and an unrelenting race to the bottom on pricing, I thought it might be nice to recap some of the biggest pieces of news and trends to happen in 2023. more
The nights in Lansing are twinkling a little more bright, and holiday cheer is radiating throughout the capital city as residents celebrate or prepare for winter holidays and wrap up the end of 2023. more
Lansing’s former Best Buds provisioning center was one of my all-time favorite cannabis institutions in Michigan. I have fond memories of my time as a patient and later as a vendor at the East Michigan Avenue dispensary, more
In no surprise to this writer, many of the companies and retailers that continue to dominate the Top of the Town awards are Lansing locals with years of experience that predates the state-regulated industry. Our area has always been at the forefront of cannabis culture and activism, making it a natural leader as the industry has matured and grown more robust year after year. more
Lansing has long been an important place for the Michigan cannabis industry. The capital city once supported a reported 90 caregiver retail stores before the Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing Act fully reigned in caregiver markets. This reporter got his start in the cannabis industry in Lansing back in 2014 while also serving as campaign manager for the ill-fated MILegalize ballot campaign committee. more
October brings about all the seasonal traditions of fall in Michigan: apple cider and donuts, pumpkin patches, vibrant fall colors and, for my fellow stoners, fields upon fields of outdoor cannabis that’s ready to be harvested. more
Since the release of her stoner summer anthem, “Wake N’ Bake,” and the accompanying music video, produced and sponsored by Laingsburg dispensary Local Roots Cannabis and Michigan-based cannabis company Redemption Cannabis, singer/songwriter Sadie Bass has been living the high life. more
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