Community updates: Wednesday, July 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-08-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department explains Kent County’s resurgence in new COVID-19 cases With Kent County’s new COVID-19 cases now averaging around 50 per day, that’s about twice as many as two weeks ago, the Kent County Health...

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Catalyst Radio: Tami VandenBerg talks legalization of cannabis

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Tami VandenBerg, board member of MI Legalize, a grassroots organization working to legalize cannabis in Michigan.

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Local lawyer to focus on ever-changing business aspects of marijuana law

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 08-24-2015 under NEWS

With two Michigan organizations currently seeking more than 250,000 signatures to beat the Christmas deadline for getting their ballot proposals on the November 2016 ballot, local lawyer Robert Hendricks has been noticing a need in assisting those...

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New Reality to hit Eastown neighborhood

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-12-2013 under NEWS

Reality, a new novelty shop geared towards counter-cultural communities, will open its doors in the Eastown community on June 22. The shop, along with items like lazer pens, water bottles and beads for making jewelry, will be focusing on products...

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Dear City Attorney Mish

by (Attorney Jack H...)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under OPINION

Dear City Attorney Mish: You have received a copy of Decriminalize GR (DCGR)’s objections to the City’s Motion for Summary Disposition in its favor in the case of Kent County Prosecuting Attorney vs. City of Grand Rapids. Judge Sullivan will make...

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City Charter to 'decriminalize GR' hits another delay

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 02-27-2013 under NEWS

The City charter amendment to decriminalize marijuana in Grand Rapids that was approved by Grand Rapids voters last November has been delayed. A press release issued by the city last week states “City Manager Greg Sundstrom reports that the...

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Paradigm shifts and detractors: Decriminalization from Grand Rapids to Portugal

by (Daveed)

Submitted 12-28-2012 under OPINION

Decriminalizing marijuana locally as well as nationally seems not only logical but ethical and sensible. In a country where tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceuticals are the norm, it seems ludicrous that marijuana is not yet decriminalized in the United...

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Catalyst Radio: Organizers examine the success of Decriminalize GR

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-16-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we talk with organizers of Decriminalize GR – the effort to lessening the offense of possession and use of a...

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It's high time to decriminalize

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 03-24-2012 under OPINION

Last week a group of citizens in Grand Rapids launched a petition effort to decriminalize the crime of marijuana possession. Our local law enforcement is currently held to state law when it comes to pot related offenses, and according to the...

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Ziggy Marley's Forward to Love Tour hits Grand Rapids

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-12-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

"If you know your history, then you know where you coming from, then you wouldn't have to ask who the 'eck do you think I am."--Bob Marley, from his song Buffalo Soldier. History and its relationship to the social justice issues of...

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