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Various signs of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing.
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Nearly 30 people weighed in on the latest draft of Lansing's marijuana ordinance at the public hearing Monday night at city hall, giving a wide range of perspectives and opinions.

 

There was one common thread however: most who spoke do not want the current version of this ordinance to pass.

 


High Tensions Over Legal Marijuana

Aug 8, 2017

Reefer madness. Pot’s legal in 29 states but not at the Federal level and Jeff Sessions does not like marijuana. Where does this go?

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Federal agents have seized 277 pounds (125 kilograms) of marijuana concealed in rail cars containing new Ford and Lincoln vehicles recently imported from Mexico.

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The Michigan appeals court is throwing a flag at the seizure of 15 pounds of marijuana in southwestern Michigan.

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Lansing City Council passed a measure Monday to include a commission in the city’s marijuana ordinance.


WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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A state board formed to hand out marijuana licenses held its first meeting Monday.

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The board overseeing new state’s new medical marijuana program meets for the first time today. 

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One of the biggest developments in the business of Marijuana is the explosion of the use of Marijuana edibles. In Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal, the CDC estimates that about 49% or dispensary sales come from edibles. But with that boom in sales has come criticism that a lack of regulation has created a dangerous product.


A portrait of Jennifer with her daughter Daniele.
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Although medical marijuana is legal in Michigan, it's not attainable for patients through VA hospitals. We talk with a veteran who is trying to change that because she says medical marijuana turned her life around.

This story may not be appropriate for some of our youngest listeners.

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John "The Spider" Salley is a Detroit Pistons great who was apart of "The Bad Boys" era of the late 80s, which won back to back NBA titles. The Brooklyn, New York native was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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The Lansing City Council met Monday evening to discuss the medical marijuana ordinance as a Committee of the Whole.

 

Because the meeting was followed by their regularly scheduled council meeting, the only issue they had time to get to was the option of whether to include a commission.

 

A commission is a group who reviews applications for licenses for medical marijuana establishments. Without a commission, the applications would go through the city clerk’s office.

 

Marijuana Or Marihuana?

Jun 12, 2017
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There’s a slight difference in spelling that you’ll find if you see the word “marijuana” written out casually, and in Michigan politics as “marihuana.” But the variance of an “h” versus a “j” in the center of the word actually has a long history behind it.


Various signs of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing.
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

The Lansing City Council meets Monday, June 12 to discuss the latest draft of their medical marijuana ordinance.


WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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Here is a map of 40 medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing, Michigan.

Lansing City Council
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The latest medical marijuana ordinance was introduced at Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting, but a public hearing date was not set.

 

 


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