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Thursday, November 4,2010

Undercover operation

Smoking club customers monitored for a week before the bust

by Andy Balaskovitz
(Thursday, Aug. 19) Undercover agents spent a week monitoring cars and customers before they raided the Green Leaf Smokers Club in Williamston and arrested the operator, one of the agents testified Thursday.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

Concerning caregivers

A medical marijuana vote and a snow and ice removal public hearing scheduled for tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting

by Andy Balaskovitz
(Monday, Sept. 20) The Lansing City Council will vote tonight on adopting an ordinance that regulates in-home, medical marijuana caregiver services in the city. The ordinance focuses solely on home occupation businesses and does not regulate dispensaries, compassion clubs or equipment stores.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

Prohibition and medicine...

Michigan is one of 14 states to straddle that line

by Andy Balaskovitz
(Wednesday, Oct. 6) Cannabis. Grass. Marijuana. Ganja. Weed. Pot. Medicine. That last descriptor, legitimized by 63 percent of Michigan voters in 2008 and in 13 other states since 1996, has changed the game. Here in the greater Lansing region, perhaps most prominent is the number of businesses that engage in the sale, trade and education of it.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

MEDIBLES:a taste you can feel

Shekina Peña, owner of Your Healthy Choice Clinic at 628 E. Michigan Ave., discusses the benefits of feasting on your cannabis

by Andy Balaskovitz
(Wednesday, Oct. 6) Peņa says to be forewarned while cooking at home, because the aroma of cooking crock-pot sized batches of cannabis butter can be quite pungent. When cooking with cannabis-based oils, she recommends using saffron oil, which is safest for allergies.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

Alexander's health

Local politician hospitalized but feeling “much better”

by Andy Balaskovitz
Alexander challenged Rogers in 2004 and 2008, helped lead a local petition drive to increase Michigan’s minimum wage and worked to extend health care coverage for the nearly 30,000 Ingham County residents without it. He ran unsuccessfully for Ingham County commissioner this year.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

Dispensageddon

As new medical marijuana dispensaries open, Lansing moves toward a comprehensive zoning ordinance to control them

by Andy Balaskovitz and Neal McNamara
(Wednesday, May 12) A proposed zoning ordinance to control medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing does not worry Ryan Basore.He’s a partner in the newly opened nonprofit dispensary on Michigan Avenue, Capital City Caregivers. Basore, an insurance agent by trade, says that he and his business partners have notified the Lansing Police Department, are located in a commercial...
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Thursday, November 4,2010

A medical marijuana Q&A

by Eric W. Misterovich
(Wednesday, Oct. 6) The possession of marihuana violates federal law. However, the likelihood of federal prosecution against an average patient or caregiver is low. In fact, the U.S.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Whither Snyder on the environment?

by Dave Dempsey
So now what for Michigan environmental policy? The reactions of environmentalists and conservationists to Rick Snyder’s triumph range from fear and loathing to tentative hope. A few in the conservation community believe Snyder will be a pleasant surprise.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Walls come crumbling down

Preservation was just not in the cards for MSU's historic Morrill Hall

by Lawrence Cosentino
When Morrill Hall was built in 1900, it was a huge house ' a women’s residential college ' and it still feels like one. The creaking floors, obsolete fireplaces and time-melted glass windows moan in the low frequency of memories.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Political future still bright for Virg

by Kyle Melinn
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's 2010 gubernatorial bid officially ended Tuesday night, but those who've followed Bernero's political career say it's unlikely that his political career has suffered any long-term damage, let alone ended."Past is prologue," as Bernero likes to say. And if that's the case with Bernero, he'll be back in the political arena soon, even though he ended up losing 59 percent to 39 percent to Republican Rick Snyder, with 76 percent of the vote counted.
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