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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
Over the past few weeks, Michigan has lost several prolific cannabis activists. The deaths of Dale “Rick” Thompson, Gersh Avery, more
Michigan is one of 38 states that have legalized medical cannabis. However, only 18% of Michigan medical marijuana patients describe their primary care physician’s knowledge about medical cannabis as “very good” or “excellent,” according to a 2021 study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research. more
On August 30, top Biden administration health officials recommended that the United States Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify marijuana as a Schedule 3 substance — the same level as Tylenol with codeine. more
On Nov. 4, 2008, almost 15 years ago, the medical use of cannabis in Michigan was legalized with the passage of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. It was a voter-initiated ballot measure, otherwise known as an indirect-initiated state statute. Although it faced opposition from Republicans and law enforcement officials, it was ultimately approved and made Michigan the 13th state to legalize the use of medical cannabis. more
Mark your calendars because another stoner-related holiday is quickly approaching. Sept. 20, also known as Magic Mushroom Day, is a day to celebrate and discuss the benefits of psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychoactive and hallucinogenic compound that puts the “magic” in magic mushrooms. more
Glorious Cannabis Co. is back with a one-of-a-kind product line to make you rethink how you buy weed. A few weeks ago, the Rochester Hills-based company rolled out the Feels System, a terpene-based cannabis classification system designed to help stoners find products that match exactly how they want to feel after smoking. more
From massive music festivals with nationally known acts to stoner soirees that raise funds to help expunge the records of those with weed-related convictions, Michigan is home to some of the best 420-friendly events in the country. This week, I’m recapping some of the hottest happenings this summer so you can mark your calendars for next year. more
Summer is in full swing, and I, like many other Michiganders, am ready to pack up my tents and coolers and set out on an outdoor excursion. While planning my trip, I was thinking about how cool it would be to make or bring a few weed-infused snacks, inspired by some of my favorite camping meals. I got together with my fellow campers and devised a menu that would be perfect for a stoned night under the stars. more
According to research, the Baby Boomer generation has been rolling its own fair share of joints over the last few years. In the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1.4% of adults over the age of 65 reported using marijuana during the past year. In the 2021 survey, that number increased to a little over 7%. more
From humble beginnings growing weed in basements and closets to becoming two of the most prolific names in California’s cannabis scene, Deep East Oakland Farms and Wizard Trees know how to … more
Michigan stoners will flock to the streets of Ann Arbor Saturday (April 1) for the 52nd annual Hash Bash and 21st annual Monroe Street Fair. The day’s events will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., … more
A few months ago, I wrote about a few cannabis-accessory boxes. Now, I’m happy to report Michigan has its first cannabis subscription box: HighHello.  The boxes contain $150 or more or more worth of mixed cannabis products … more
HBI International, the parent company of RAW rolling papers, was ordered by a federal court in Illinois to stop branding RAW packaging with stamps that claim the products are made in Alcoy, Spain, and to stop advertising its charity … more
HBI International, the Arizona-based manufacturer and distributor of rolling papers like RAW, Elements and Juicy Jays, has been ordered by a federal court in Illinois to stop making false claims … more
This week, in honor of Black History Month, I’m highlighting a few Black-owned Michigan cannabis companies. The fight for social equity in cannabis is an uphill battle, so consider showing these folks some love. … more
Cannabis research is notoriously difficult because weed is still federally illegal in the U.S., making it hard for organizations to fund projects. Most of the research that exists today is from … more
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