The Monthly Bud

Q&A: THE WOODS Mount Pleasant Team

 The Woods prides itself not only in great customer service, but in its team culture. Meet the members of its Mount Pleasant team!

Lume Cannabis Co. launches first cannabis-infused beverage — BUZZN

Lume Cannabis Co. has launched its first cannabis-infused beverage, called BUZZN, in three flavors at its 38 locations across Michigan.

The rise of cannabis

The legalization of recreational cannabis in some states has spurred a surge in the industry, driving significant economic growth in local communities such as Mount Pleasant. This has also sparked discussions surrounding federal legalization amongst a national trend toward acceptance. 

Q&A: How CMCREW gives love on road to recovery

Central Michigan Collegiate Recovery Education (CMCREW) is a safe space that provides a unique opportunity for students to live free from the burden of alcohol and other substance abuse, says site coordinator Kayleigh Gotts. Central Michigan Life sat down with three staff members from CMCREW to talk about the activities of CMCREW at CMU. 

Column: My first high

Zipporah Abarca, CMU student and editor-in-chief of CM Life, reflects on her first time with cannabis. 

Want to Try a T-Break?

As use of cannabis continues to grow, research has begun to explore not only what happens when someone uses cannabis, but now, what happens when people abstain from it. It’s called a t-break, or tolerance break.

SPONSORED COLUMN: “Find peace at The Woods”

The Woods is more than a cannabis shop. From discounts to accessibility, take a closer look at  the company and its wide range of consumer-first offerings. 

The History of Cannabis

Cannabis has become more normalized in recent years, as it becomes legalized and destigmitized. However, there is a long history of how cannabis got to the place it is today. 

A look into The Woods

The Woods cannabis dispensary brand originated from the idea of Alexander Keisewetter and his cousin, Andrew Keiswetter, in 2016. Using their love for Northern Michigan, they wanted a brand that stood above the rest in both quality of products and shopping experience. 

A deep dive into the biology, health impact and classifications of cannabis

Cannabis, a multifaceted subject with diverse perspectives, is a subject of debates on compounds like CBD and THC, influencing discussions on their benefits and risks. 

Types of highs

With cannabis use at an all-time high (pun-intended), it helps to understand the various affects you may feel when using cannabis.

A whole new high

Editor-in-chief Zipporah Abarca reviews Pure Options’ BAMN products that are meant to be affordable for cannabis consumers, without skimping on quality. Read more to learn about some of the flower and terpene concentrates the dispensary offers and maybe find your new go-to strain. 

Record-breaking highs and lows

In recent years, there has been a huge upsurge of teenagers and college students vaping cannabis and nicotine. Studies claim this is the biggest outbreak they have seen in the last 40 years. There is still much research to be done on the health impacts; however, with both substances combined in a vaporizer that has toxic chemicals and metals, there is much that experts are concerned about. 

FDA, HHS recommend reclassification for cannabis

The top federal agency for drug and health policy recommended this month that cannabis products containing THC – better known as marijuana – be reclassified. 

In a letter dated Aug. 29, 2023, and published Jan. 12, Dr. Rachel Levine, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommended that botanical cannabis be reduced from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule III under the federal Controlled Substances Act. 

Making Munchies

According to High Times, some of the most common snacks to eat during a high include ice cream, tacos and Chinese food. Central Michigan Life brings you the recipes that we think will help you make the perfect munchies.

Is your marijuana laced with fentanyl?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated about 2,993 people in Michigan died from drug overdoses in 2022. A main driver of these overdose deaths — fentanyl. Many are unaware of consuming this dangerous substance and it can sometimes even be found in marijuana. Here is how you can look for the signs of marijuana laced with fentanyl.

Would you get high with your parents?

A debatable topic: getting high with you parents. Is getting high with those who raised you an activity that students want to engage in? 

COLUMN: The most common ways to get baked

When it comes to smoking marijuana, there are endless methods to do so, and it seems like almost every day, someone finds a new way. Smoking preferences depend on who you are and how much you smoke. It’s important to remember that not everybody is going to like the same thing, but we’re here to walk you through this world of weed so that you can find what gives you the happiest high.

State versus federal cannabis regulations

The conversation of cannabis regulations on both the state and federal level has been around for nearly a century. The discussion continues to develop across the United States as cannabis is becoming legalized in some states while also being criminalized in others.