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Lansterdam in Review: Michigan State University
Recreational marijuana has certainly taken the spotlight off the medical side of the industry over the last few years. Sales for adult-use products routinely outpace their medicinal counterparts. Fewer and fewer patients are bothering to apply for or renew their medical marijuana licenses.
On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, arts editor Skyler Ashley speaks with Parker Curtis and Rahjah Evans, founders of Wild Ferns Wellness Center, a brand new Lansing hub that combines services such as therapy, massage and hair care, and is a safe, welcoming space that caters to the needs of people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
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Language interpreters working for Michigan government agencies and based in Mexico are paid $4 an hour by a company under a contract with the state, according to former employees.
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For a sizable chunk of the 2000s, the Bermuda Mohawk Productions (BMP) logo was pasted on countless flyers across Lansing and on releases by dozens of local artists. Over the past few years, its workload and output has slowed, but the label still pops up occasionally. Co-founder Cale Sauter chatted with City Pulse about the history of BMP, and why its DIY ethos was necessary back in the imprint’s heyday.
Nearly $10 million in taxes from last year’s recreational marijuana sales are heading back to more than 100 municipalities across Michigan.
State officials reeled back epidemic restrictions this week to allow for larger household gatherings and expanded capacity limits at bars, restaurants and other larger private venues.
I have nothing but tough-love for those who claim they can’t cook a pot of rice. Quit acting so helpless. Cook the rice. If you screw it up, consider what went wrong and adjust. Like you do when making a sandwich. Which is much easier to screw up than a pot of rice.
Before the coronavirus shutdown, Danielle Gyger was well known to frequenters of Mac’s Bar, thanks to her bartending gig. Now, she’s working with High Water Farms, one of downtown Lansing’s urban farms. But when she returns home, she gets to hangout with her favorite thing, a Betty Crocker cupcake she’s kept for more than eight years.
Liano Sharon voted for Joe Biden for president last fall. In 2016, he voted for Hillary Clinton. Both picks were for the same reason. Neither was Donald Trump. Period.