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  • Winners announced for the ‘High Times’ Medical Cannabis Cup

    The High Times Medical Cannabis Cup is more than just a celebration — although with the recent shift in attitudes toward marijuana legalization, there certainly is much to celebrate.  HT‘s Danny Danko described it as “just like any other harvest festival or a county fair where people bring their best produce, their best pigs and horses and cows, and they compete with each other for bragging rights, basically.” Here are a list of winners from this year’s Cannabis Cup: Indica 1ST - Oasis Medical Seeds - Paris OG 2ND - Herbal Solutions - Alien Dawg F2 3RD - Herban Legendz, LLC - Grape OX Sativa 1ST - Arborside Compassion - CATFISH 2ND - Organibliss - Ghost Train Haze #1 3RD - We Grow Education and Collective Centers - MelonGum Hybrid 1ST - Herbal Solutions - Gorilla Glue 2ND - Pure West Compassion Club - Death Star 3RD - Kushman Veganics for Buds & Roses - Veganic Candyland Concentrate 1ST - Mr. B’s Extracts - Raskal’s Lemon 2ND - 710 Savant - Kosher Kush Dewaxed 3RD - Oasis Medical / Vader Extracts / Dab Vader - Candy Jack Shatter Non-Solvent Hash 1ST - NLG - Jedi Kush Ice Wax 2ND - Arborside Compassion - HeadCandy Kush Hash 3RD - New World Seeds Resource Center - Northern Hash Plant Hash Edible 1ST - DepoTown - Captain Kirks’ Lime in the Coconut 2ND - Metro Detroit Compassion […]

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  • Satanists Leverage Hobby Lobby Ruling In Support of Pro­Choice Initiative

    So is the title of the press release we received this morning from The Satanic Temple. You may recall our interview with Doug Mesner from earlier this year. The Satanic Temple is, perhaps, best known for trying to build a child-friendly monument to satan in OKC: How Mesner and TST are rocking the Hobby Lobby ruling is interesting: The Satanic Temple Leverages Hobby Lobby Ruling to Claim Exemption From State Mandated ProLife Materials Reads the next line of the press release. And then their website: A number of states require that abortion providers give information to patients that maybe inaccurate or misleading. Demands that members of the Satanic Temple, or those who share our beliefs, be subjected against our will to anything but the best scientific understanding are a violation of our religious beliefs. Thanks to rulings such as Hobby Lobby, we can take a stand against these practices. Mesner points out how the Hobby Lobby ruling bolsters their position: While we feel we have a strong case for an exemption regardless of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact. This was made clear when […]

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  • Reports from the ‘High Times’ Medical Marijuana Cup in Clio

    On Saturday we set out to check out the High Times Medical Marijuana Cup in Clio, Mich. — High Times did hold a Cannabis Cup in the Motor City back in 2011, but Detroit police flexing their muscles and making arrests at that event may have been to blame, at least partially, for the choice of a new host city. The event was held this year at the Auto City Speedway, (also known as “B.F.E.” to Detroiters). Nevertheless, the prospect of stopping at the Torch for the best burger in the Genessee County was compelling — and anyway, this was the Cannabis Cup we were talking about. Was it really going to be “work?” It turned out, just a little bit. An inexplicable lack of an on-site ATM meant hiking quite a ways up the road to the nearest gas station, and then waiting for an attendant to restock the ATM with cash. We spoke with plenty of Cannabis Cup attendees at the gas station — everybody knows that the local gas station is a stoner’s best-friend. The two-day festival, for which one-day tickets were sold for $40, was divided into two sections — a general area and a medicating […]

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  • ICYMI: Forbes rates Detroit #9 on its “America’s Most Creative Cities” list

    Yes, it’s true. Forbes says Detroit is one of America’s most creative cities: “We ranked these places based on four metrics: activity per capita on project-funding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo and music sites Bandcamp and ReverbNation. The goal was to capture organic creativity, since many artistic and musical types have “day jobs” outside of creative pursuits.” The Forbes list sandwiches #9 Detroit between #8 Seattle and #10 Oakland, Calif. If you are watching the art and culture explosion happening right now in Detroit, you probably think we should rank higher than #2 Boston and #1 San Francisco, if only for the fact that it’s actually affordable to create here and there is space for everyone to be creative. But hey, those metrics weren’t part of the equation. And there’s always next year.

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  • Food trucks go to the dogs

    Today, starting at 10am, Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck will be swinging by the  Cherry Hill Village at Preservation Park on  N. Roosevelt St. in Canton. They’ll be serving the pups (“gour-mutts,” as Milo’s calls them) treats and the dog parents the opportunity of “family portraits.” Milo’s is on a cross-country food truck trip, promoting their “grilled burger bites” and “chicken meatballs” to pup parents from L.A. to NYC, with stops in between, including Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, the Carolinas, and Arkansas. But watch out! Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck markets “real chicken and beef home-style dog treats” that are are “wholesome” and “authentic” without “artificial flavors or colors-made right here in the USA.” Authentic, processed food that is. Remember what George Carlin said about “home-style”? Their treats are also packed with soy, TVP, wheat flour, tapioca, rice, and sugar–fillers that make the meat go far and aren’t the best for your pup. They’re also packed with preservatives, like sodium erythorbate, nitrates, BHA, sodium tripolyphosphate, and potassium sorbate. Small amounts are probably ok, and no doubt the pup will love it, the same way it’s easy for humans to love carb- and sugar- laden, processed and preserved, treats.  

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  • Former Tigers Dave Rozema and Ike Blessitt to honor Mark “The Bird” Fidrych

    Coming up on August 16, former Detroit Tigers Dave Rozema and Ike Blessitt will team up with the Navin Field Grounds Crew and Metro Times‘ own Dave Mesrey to honor legend Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. The festivities, known as the annual “Bird Bash,” will be held at the infamous Nemo’s Bar & Grill, and will benefit The Bird’s favorite charity, the Wertz Warriors, and also the Mark Fidrych Foundation. For more information, check out their website or Facebook page.

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The Metro Times Beer Issue

The Metro Times Beer Issue

Feature Story: The Michigan Brewers Guild comes to Riverside Park in Ypsilanti By Metro Times staff 7/23/2014
Meet the women of Michigan brewing

Meet the women of Michigan brewing

Feature Story: Real women of genius By Alysa Offman 7/23/2014
Michigan craft beer by numbers

Michigan craft beer by numbers

Feature Story: What to check before you get wrecked By Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
Red Wings owner estimates new arena lifespan to be 48 years

Red Wings owner estimates new arena lifespan to be 48 years

News Analysis: Bold vision for new Detroit arena district, but how long will it be around? By Ryan Felton 7/23/2014
N’Namdi talks ‘psychological gentrification’

N’Namdi talks ‘psychological gentrification’

Face Time: While Detroit sees development it hasn’t seen in years, art gallery owner says it’s important for the city to retain its soul By Lee DeVito 7/23/2014
Wayne County executive election guide

Wayne County executive election guide

News: MT’s Q&A's with the candidates By Ryan Felton 7/23/2014
Detroiters make good neighbors

Detroiters make good neighbors

Stir It Up: We are rising By Larry Gabriel 7/23/2014
Racism on display in bizarre march in Vassar, Mich.

Racism on display in bizarre march in Vassar, Mich.

Politics & Prejudices: The Klan would be proud By Jack Lessenberry 7/23/2014
Notes on Detroit Public Schools

Notes on Detroit Public Schools

Feedback: Weekly reader responses By Metro Times readers 7/23/2014
More than 1,000 people protest Detroit\'s water shutoffs

More than 1,000 people protest Detroit's water shutoffs

News Hits: Plus news on the M-1 Rail, the First Unitarian Church fire, and more By News Hits 7/23/2014
Meet Maci Delaghetto

Meet Maci Delaghetto

City Slang: 'There’s no hate like Detroit hate,' DJ says By Brett Callwood 7/23/2014
Staff picks: Lydia Loveless, Boot Liquor Radio and more

Staff picks: Lydia Loveless, Boot Liquor Radio and more

Music: What we're listening to this week By Metro Times staff 7/23/2014
Record review: Dr. John — Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch

Record review: Dr. John — Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch

Now Hear This: Weekly music reviews By Brett Callwood 7/23/2014
Record review: The Ugly Beats — Brand New Day

Record review: The Ugly Beats — Brand New Day

Now Hear This: Weekly music reviews By Brett Callwood 7/23/2014
Science meets art in Kelsey Brookes’ psychedelic paintings

Science meets art in Kelsey Brookes’ psychedelic paintings

Arts: 'Sleep: The Science and the Mystery' comes to the Library Street Collective By Lee DeVito 7/22/2014
Quindell Mitchell’s unlikely path to artistic salvation

Quindell Mitchell’s unlikely path to artistic salvation

Studio Visit: Free at last By Lee DeVito 7/22/2014
Shakespeare in Detroit in New Center Park

Shakespeare in Detroit in New Center Park

Theater: The play’s the thing By Drew Philp 7/15/2014
Jeremy Deputat makes solo hometown debut at Inner State Gallery

Jeremy Deputat makes solo hometown debut at Inner State Gallery

Arts: Straight outta Detroit By Lee DeVito 7/15/2014
Elise McDonough\'s classic pot brownies recipe

Elise McDonough's classic pot brownies recipe

Culture: Get baked By Lee DeVito 7/23/2014
Eastworks Detroit

Eastworks Detroit

Get Up & Goods: You can buy these unique Detroit-made lamps online By Alysa Offman 7/23/2014
Reports from Phish, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pig & Whiskey, and more

Reports from Phish, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pig & Whiskey, and more

DDays: The word on the streets By Miss Shela, Gary Bartle, Alysa Offman, and Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
El Dorado General Store

El Dorado General Store

Get Up & Goods: Southwestern-style rings, old American flags, shoes and clothing abound By Alysa Offman 7/23/2014
Meet Ebony Rutherford, co-owner of Trish\'s Garage

Meet Ebony Rutherford, co-owner of Trish's Garage

All Dolled Up: Detroit street fashion By Miss Shela 7/23/2014
313 years of drinking in Detroit

313 years of drinking in Detroit

Culture: In our town, a drink has always been the coin of the realm By Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
The High Times Cannabis Cup returns to Michigan

The High Times Cannabis Cup returns to Michigan

Culture: Yes we cannabis! By Lee DeVito 7/23/2014
Cyber infidelity or harmless online flirtations?

Cyber infidelity or harmless online flirtations?

Savage Love: The boys in the bandwidth By Dan Savage 7/23/2014
A look at Detroit\'s Garden Court Apartments

A look at Detroit's Garden Court Apartments

Still Standing: Albert Kahn-designed building celebrates its 100th birthday next year By Alysa Offman 7/22/2014
Film review: Girl on a Bicycle

Film review: Girl on a Bicycle

Couch Trip: From the guy who brought you 'The Notebook' By Brett Callwood 7/22/2014
Film review: Wish I Was Here

Film review: Wish I Was Here

Watch: Despite a successful crowdsourcing campaign, Zach Braff and friends deliver a perfectly mediocre dramedy. By Jeff Meyers 7/18/2014
Al Jazeera examines FBI undercovers in new doc

Al Jazeera examines FBI undercovers in new doc

Couch Trip: 'Informants' airs on Al Jazeera English’s YouTube channel By Valerie Vande Panne 7/15/2014
Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Watch: Franchise reboot gets it mostly right, delivering sweeping action and deep questions By Jeff Meyers 7/11/2014
Film Review: Hellion

Film Review: Hellion

Watch: Kat Candler’s dark indie stands out before lapsing into cliche By Jeff Meyers 7/7/2014
Motor City Sports Bar

Motor City Sports Bar

Burger Quest: Our ongoing mission to find the 
best burger in Detroit By Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
Restaurant review: Tony V’s Tavern

Restaurant review: Tony V’s Tavern

Eat: A classic reborn By Jane Slaughter 7/23/2014
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.

Raise the Bar: This is a serious microbrewery By Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
Green Dot Stables owner plans to open Johnny\'s Noodle King

Green Dot Stables owner plans to open Johnny's Noodle King

Eat: Jacques Driscoll has another restaurant on the way By Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
Cass Corridor’s corner café

Cass Corridor’s corner café

Eat: This little gem is clean and comfortable By Valerie Vande Panne 7/23/2014
Rightfully Raw’s Key Lime Pie

Rightfully Raw’s Key Lime Pie

Eat: This treat is made in in Oakland Township, Michigan By Valerie Vande Panne 7/23/2014
Founder’s Brewing Co. All Day IPA Session Ale

Founder’s Brewing Co. All Day IPA Session Ale

Drink Up: This tasty brew should satisfy newcomers to the world of craft beer By Alysa Offman 7/22/2014
Melocoton from Imperial

Melocoton from Imperial

Drink Up: You’ll find this drink this weekend at Pig & Whiskey’s Cocktail Corner By Alysa Offman 7/15/2014
Comet Bar likely to be demolished for new Detroit Red Wings arena

Comet Bar likely to be demolished for new Detroit Red Wings arena

Raise the Bar: Better now to enjoy the cheap drinks at this Cass Corridor watering hole By Ryan Felton 7/15/2014
Horoscopes (July 23 — 29)

Horoscopes (July 23 — 29)

Astrology: Your weekly readings By Cal Garrison 7/22/2014
Horoscopes (July 16 — 22)

Horoscopes (July 16 — 22)

Astrology: Your weekly readings. By Cal Garrison 7/15/2014
Horoscopes (July 9 — 15)

Horoscopes (July 9 — 15)

Astrology: Your weekly readings By Cal Garrison 7/7/2014
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