Nonprofit forms to support marijuana felons

A marijuana entrepreneur who was locked up for pot is using his now legal business to give back to others who have been harmed by cannabis prohibition. Ryan Basore, CEO of Redemption Cannabis, announced today the creation of the Redemption Foundation — a nonprofit designed to right the wrongs caused by years of weed being illegal. […]

Despite pot legalization, 250,000 Michiganders still burdened by marijuana convictions

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A quarter of million Michiganders have a marijuana-related conviction on their criminal record. It’s a stain that continues to upend lives years after Michigan legalized marijuana. For decades, police have been arresting thousands of people in Michigan each year on marijuana charges, and in some cases, sending those people to prison — until […]

Family-owned provisioning center sets up shop in Laingsburg

Ronda Liskey and her son Roy have spent most of their lives in the small town of Laingsburg. And if all goes well after opening a pot shop there this month, they might just retire there too. “We’re trying to differentiate ourselves as the regular, non-corporate sort of mom-and-pop shop,” Roy Liskey explained. “It’s small, […]