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Wednesday, June 8,2011

GreenLeaf

530 E. Grand River Road, Williamston Township (517) 655-5400 www.greenleafsupplies.com

by City Pulse
GreenLeaf is a dispensary I never thought I’d set foot in again. I must say, I was a little bit reluctant when driving out to conduct my review. The last time I was at this location it was the Green Leaf Smokers Club, which was run by Wayne Dagit, who was arrested for allegedly possessing more than 200 pounds of marijuana.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

Can they move?

A Lansing dispensary owner is standing her ground after moving to a new location during the moratorium, even after a warning from Lansing police. Meanwhile, the city attorney is silent.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Medical marijuana dispensary owner Sharess Witherell has a lot of questions for the city of Lansing ...
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

Eyesore of the week

J.W. Sexton High School, east entrance

by Andy Balaskovitz
Beyond the broken steps is a strange mow-job that Lansing District Schools spokesman Steve Serkaian said is due to heavy rain from a few weeks back, causing the maintenance staff to be “stretched thin” on such jobs.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

Casino falters

A petition drive to encourage bringing a casino to Lansing fails. Next stop: City Council

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Lansing Jobs Coalition, which announced in December a petition drive that would have gauged Lansing residents’ support for selling or entrusting city land to a Native American tribe for the purpose of opening a casino, came up well short by Sunday’s deadline of the necessary 4,101 signatures to place it on the Aug.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

Brownfield giving

The feds announce $1 million for cleaning Lansing’s dirty properties. The elephant in the room? Michigan’s restructured brownfield program

by Andy Balaskovitz
Behind U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero was a compliment to brownfield redevelopment grants and tax incentives: the former Ottawa Power Station.
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Thursday, June 2,2011

Eye candy! of the week

201 Lathrop St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer ' the best time of year to enjoy a truly American architectural form: the front porch. The front porch was popularized during the century following the Civil War. Porches are an outside room, an extension of the house where people congregate and interact with passersby.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

Early polls make for fun read

by Kyle Melinn
The year 2012 brings three open state representatives races with Democrats Joan Bauer, Mark Meadows and Barb Byrum all termed out on Dec. 31. And Grebner, the heart of Practical Political Consulting in East Lansing, is interested in what could happen in the Democratic Party primary in each of those seats.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

Compassionate Apothecary

by City Pulse
The Compassionate Apothecary is in a two-story house built in the late 1920s, converted for commercial use and situated within easy walking distance of seven other dispensaries on Michigan Avenue. Early to the dispensary business (Compassionate Apothecary opened last summer), “C.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

Cannabis sausage-making

Council members buck Carol Wood on her plan to confine new medical marijuana dispensaries to industrial areas.

by Andy Balaskovitz
A’Lynne Robinson and Tina Houghton said they don’t agree with a provision in the draft ordinance that would limit new businesses to industrially zoned properties. They are two of the three members of the Public Safety Committee, which is crafting the ordinance.
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Wednesday, May 25,2011

First sparkle of summer

Knapp’s building restoration work will soon poke into daylight

by Lawrence Cosentino
This story was updated May 25—In the next two weeks, eagle-eyed downtown lunch eaters will be able to spot the first visible sign of work on Lansing’s next big renovation project, the conversion of the historic Knapp’s building into a mixed-use business, retail and residential slab.
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