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  1. Ron Strider

    MI: Marijuana Ordinance Petition Drive's Fate In Clerk's Hands

    One day after City Council set a public hearing for a medical marijuana ordinance, a petition drive aimed to put a different ordinance on the fall ballot created political pressure at City Hall. During Tuesday's Election Commission meeting, City Clerk Chris Swope said he needs more time to...
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    MI: New Lansing Ordinance Geared To Reduce Risk For Home Medical Marijuana Growers

    Lansing, Mich — Growing medical marijuana in a private home in Lansing is legal under state law. Now a new Lansing ordinance is in place to remove potentially hazardous conditions at those legal grow sites. The ordinance, proposed by Mayor Virg Bernero and approved by a unanimous vote of...
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    On A Mission For Marijuana, First Church Of Cannabis Rolls Into Michigan

    While you're remembering how the good times rolled in 2016, here from the Patch archives is a story we thought we'd never write: (Originally published on Sept. 16, 2016) Congregants in this church aren't high on Jesus. In fact, the very name of the church sounds like lyrics from a rock and...
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    MI: Students Voice Confusion About Local, State Marijuana Laws

    On May 5, 2015, voters in the City of East Lansing approved a Marijuana Decriminalization Charter Amendment that decriminalized the use of marijuana. Last month, the East Lansing City Council also passed an ordinance decriminalizing marijuana. Despite the new ordinance set forth, some MSU...
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    MI: Marijuana Conference To Be Held In Lansing

    Lansing - Recent changes in state medical marijuana laws will be the subject of a conference next month aimed at shedding light on a growing industry. An event called the Capital Conference will be held Dec. 4 at the Radisson Hotel. Speakers are expected to include Rep. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann...
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    MI: Marijuana Conference To Be Held In Lansing

    Lansing - Recent changes in state medical marijuana laws will be the subject of a conference next month aimed at shedding light on a growing industry. An event called the Capital Conference will be held Dec. 4 at the Radisson Hotel. Speakers are expected to include Rep. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann...
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    MI: Marijuana Conference To Be Held In Lansing

    Lansing - Recent changes in state medical marijuana laws will be the subject of a conference next month aimed at shedding light on a growing industry. An event called the Capital Conference will be held Dec. 4 at the Radisson Hotel. Speakers are expected to include Rep. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann...
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    MI: East Lansing Legalizes Marijuana Smoking, Possession For Those Over Age 21

    While it does nothing to change state law, East Lansing approved an ordinance legalizing the use and possession of small quantities for those 21 and older. The Associated Press, via the Lansing State Journal, reports the ordinance passed by a 4-1 vote. Under this city law, people of age can...
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    MI: Lansing Mayor, Council Deal With Proposed Medical Marijuana Ordinance

    Lansing, Mich — A big issue that is facing local governments in Michigan today is how to regulate medical marijuana. This week, Governor Snyder signed a law that leaves it up to local municipalities to regulate the location and number of dispensaries in their communities. So what does that...
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    MI: No More Smoke And Mirrors When It Comes To Medical Marijuana Law

    Lansing, MI — Selling and distributing marijuana in Lansing has been a hot topic in the city for years and while waiting on state lawmakers to take action on the issue, Lansing city officials have been working on drafting their own marijuana ordinance. The first week of September, a new draft...
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    MI: No More Smoke And Mirrors When It Comes To Medical Marijuana Law

    Lansing, MI — Selling and distributing marijuana in Lansing has been a hot topic in the city for years and while waiting on state lawmakers to take action on the issue, Lansing city officials have been working on drafting their own marijuana ordinance. The first week of September, a new draft...
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    MI: Lansing Finalizes Draft Ordinance To Regulate Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    Lansing, Mich. - Lansing City Council Member Carol Wood has been working on ten drafts of an ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries since late last year. She and the Public Safety Committee have finally agreed on a set of rules. "We've been very open about listening to the...
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    MI: Lansing's Pot Industry Thriving, Despite Green Elephant In The Room

    Lansing - While most of what's sold in Lansing marijuana dispensaries remains illegal under federal statute, few items represent the industry's hazy legality as well as the grape-flavored "Medicated Cool-Aide." Filled with about 20 ounces of purple liquid, each bottle sports a cartoon cluster...
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    MI: Lansing's Pot Industry Thriving, Despite Green Elephant In The Room

    Lansing - While most of what's sold in Lansing marijuana dispensaries remains illegal under federal statute, few items represent the industry's hazy legality as well as the grape-flavored "Medicated Cool-Aide." Filled with about 20 ounces of purple liquid, each bottle sports a cartoon cluster...
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    MI: Enforcing Medical Marijuana Law Proving To Be Difficult In Lansing

    Lansing, Mich. - As the marijuana dispensary debate continues in Lansing for months, we've been talking about an ordinance in Lansing is putting in overtime to pass. And while the ordinance is still a work in progress there's already a state statute in effect dealing with it and officials...
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    MI: Enforcing Medical Marijuana Law Proving To Be Difficult In Lansing

    Lansing, Mich. - As the marijuana dispensary debate continues in Lansing for months, we've been talking about an ordinance in Lansing is putting in overtime to pass. And while the ordinance is still a work in progress there's already a state statute in effect dealing with it and officials...
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    Cannabis Church Debuts In Lansing

    Lansing - A cannabis congregation. A parish of pot supporters. Marijuana missionaries. Approximately 50 people gathered Sunday in south Lansing for the debut of a new church: The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason The gathering was a kick-off for what organizer Jeremy Hall...
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    Michigan's First Cannabis Church Of Logic And Reason To Hold First Weed Service

    A non-denominational church in Lansing, Michigan will be holding their first weed service - followed by a potluck - on Sunday as part of an outreach program designed to destigmatize marijuana usage and combine it with spirituality. According to the Lansing State Journal, the First Cannabis...
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    Cannabis Church To Hold First Service, Combats Marijuana Stigma

    Lasing - A non-denominational church eager to combat the stigma often associated with marijuana use plans to hold Sunday its first service that's welcome to all. The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason is scheduled to hold its inaugural service and potluck from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, led by...
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    MI: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner Weighs In On Moratorium

    Regulation versus de-regulation. The discussion over medical marijuana dispensaries continue in Lansing, all while the first ever CannQuest Conference and Expo draws in thousands to the Capital city. And this all has happened days before the Lansing City Council is expected to consider a...