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Thursday, November 4,2010

Lansing looks at medical marijuana dispensary moratorium

by Neal McNamara
(Friday, May 28) A Lansing City Council committee is looking to possibly place a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries opening as it continues to work on a new zoning ordinance that would regulate dispensaries and compassionate care clubs.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

Negative approach

Is the case of Frederick Wayne Dagit bad for the medical marijuana cause?

by Neal McNamara
(Wednesday, June 9) On Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Frederick Wayne Dagit sat in a black- and white-striped Ingham County Jail jumpsuit in 55th District Court in Mason. He looked calm, rested and alert.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

A gathering for moderation

East Lansing holds a satellite “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

by Gretchen Cochran
Thursday, Nov. 4 — Mid-Michigan political junkies gathered Saturday at Reno’s East Side in East Lansing to become part of comedians Jon Stewart’s and Stephen Colbert’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.”
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Thursday, November 4,2010

Virg Bernero says: 'I'm stronger today'

by City Pulse Radio
Virg Bernero says he's "stronger today" as a result of the pounding he took in Tuesday's gubernatorial election. He also hammers the state's newspapers for their editorial support of Gov.-elect Rick Snyder. Tim Barron and Berl Schwartz talked to him.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

Pot and the Lord

The owner of a cannibis “club” finds his inspiration in his faith.

by Andy Balaskovitz
(Wednesday, Mar. 10) The Rev. Wayne Dagit is wading through 439 new e-mails when I visit him in his small, sparse office at the Green Leaf Smokers Club in Williamstown Township. It is 7 on a Wednesday night. There is a table barely big enough for his small Dell Notebook computer, a black leather planner and a folder of documents.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

Blown up

Details of a confidential informant, 228 pounds of marijuana and a wrestling superstar emerge from the arrest of a local medical marijuana spiritual leader

by Andy Balaskovitz
(Wednesday, June 2) At an arraignment in 55th District Court in Mason Friday morning, Judge Donald Allen Jr. led the handful of people in the courtroom through the criminal past of the Rev. Fredrick Wayne Dagit.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

Telecannabis

Talk of bombings surround canceled Lansing medical marijuana

by Andy Balaskovitz
(Wednesday, June 30) Last February in Kalispell, Mont., the Montana Caregivers Network signed up between 900 and 1,000 Montanans for the state’s medical cannabis program in a single day. Spokesman Chris Arneson said it was a coordinated effort with five doctors writing recommendations.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

Politics and pot

Williamston pot club owner the victim of politics, lawyer says

by Andy Balaskovitz
(Friday, July 30) The attorney for the owner of Green Leaf Smokers Club in Williamston said in court today the charges against his client are “politically motivated” and result from a “classic case of entrapment.”
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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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