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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Star Buds

2012 N. Larch St., Lansing. 517-977-1085. Hours: M-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

by City Pulse
Star Buds ' northeast of Old Town on Larch Street ' is easy to spot in the small shopping plaza next to Quality Dairy. Star Buds specializes in the assorted ways of using medical marijuana: lotions, foods and raw marijuana (for which several different styles of pipes and vaporizers are for sale).
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Kicked out

The Lansing City Council has legislated medical marijuana dispensaries off of Michigan Avenue

by Andy Balaskovitz
Michigan Avenue will be off limits to medical marijuana dispensaries in a year, including the 11 that operate there now.That’s because of buffering requirements adopted in the city’s new medical marijuana ordinance that requires them to be 1,000 feet from each other, schools, playgrounds, churches, licensed child care facilities and substance abuse treatment centers.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Let It Grow

’Naturalization,’ maintenance tension, smaller budgets and Lansing’s recreational assets

by Andy Balaskovitz
Parks break up the monotony of cities and make the city more beautiful'a better place in which to live. They preserve natural features such as rivers, lakes, etc., for the enjoyment of future generations. ' In brief, recreational areas improve the health and general welfare of the citizens and are an investment, not a luxury.
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Thursday, June 23,2011

Candidate profiles

by City Pulse
Editor’s note: For the next five weeks, City Pulse will profile each City Council candidate in the 1st Ward and At-Large races leading up to the Aug. 2 primary election..
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Thursday, June 23,2011

Eyesore of the Week

325 Lathrop St.

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 325 Lathrop St. Owner: Virgil Rowe Assessed value: $36,400 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Aluminum siding ' the precursor of vinyl siding ' was the spark that ignited what has become a serious preservation issue.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

School lets out, worry sets in

Beleaguered Lansing teachers talk about their highs and lows

by Lawrence Cosentino
The school year is over, but with contract negotiations under way amid talk of salary and benefit cuts, Lansing teachers aren’t exactly unwinding. This spring, 150 of the Lansing School District’s 965 teachers got layoff notices. The teachers’ union expects about 90 of those to be actually laid off.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

Your Healthy Choice Clinic

628 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing (517) 316-1272 Hours: M-Sat 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

by City Pulse
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 in Lansing to offer physician certification services as well as Michigan Medical Marihuana Program consultation to patients and caregivers.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

NOISE quiets down

Gannett weekly ceases print publication after nine years

by Andy Balaskovitz
In 2002, Lansing and Boise, Idaho, were guinea pig markets for media giant Gannett’s plans to launch weekly tabloids ' which the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies dubbed “faux alt-weekly” publications ' that targeted a young and hip news consumer.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

Dispensary opposition

Last-minute opposition to Lansing’s proposed dispensary regulations is led by a major PR firm with an employee that is recusing himself from an advisory board vote on the ordinance

by Andy Balaskovitz
With less than a week to go until the Lansing City Council votes on regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, opposition to the proposed ordinance is getting a boost from the well known Lansing-based public relations firm Truscott Rossman.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

Looking up patients, caregivers

Proposed legislation would allow law enforcement to search medical marijuana patients and caregivers by name and address

by Andy Balaskovitz
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, to give the Michigan State Police the names and addresses of registered patients and caregivers.
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