John Sinclair http://michiganradio.org en When John Lennon came to Ann Arbor http://michiganradio.org/post/when-john-lennon-came-ann-arbor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dec. 10, 1971. </span>Crisler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Arena in Ann Arbor. John Lennon steps up to the microphone.</span></p><p>"It ain't fair, John Sinclair…” the former Beatle sings.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his new book, "The Walrus And The Elephants: John Lennon's Years of Revolution," author James Mitchell tells the story of Lennon’s trip to Michigan, and why Ann Arbor was the perfect launchpad for Lennon's new life as a revolutionary.</span></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</span></em></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:11:10 +0000 Stateside Staff 15937 at http://michiganradio.org When John Lennon came to Ann Arbor Sorting out the confusion over local marijuana laws, Ann Arbor's experience http://michiganradio.org/post/sorting-out-confusion-over-local-marijuana-laws-ann-arbors-experience <p>It starts this week in Grand Rapids.</p><p>As of May 1<sup>st</sup>, 2013, if you celebrate 4:20, you’re less likely to get jail time.</p><p>Instead, you’re subject to a $25 fine for your first offense ($50 for your second, and $100 for three or more).</p><p><a href="http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2013/may/02/first-tickets-written-under-softer-grand-rapids-marijuana-law/">WKZO reports</a> Grand Rapids police have issued tickets already:</p><blockquote><p>The first tickets were issued Wednesday when the voter-approved ordinance took effect. &nbsp;The first one went to a 28-year-old man from the northwest side of Grand Rapids, who was cited around 3 a.m. Wednesday.</p></blockquote><p>The marijuana law in Grand Rapids mirrors the one in Ann Arbor.</p><p>The only difference is “selling marijuana” is not listed as a potential civil infraction in Grand Rapids as it is in Ann Arbor (organizers felt Grand Rapids voters wouldn’t be THAT lax). Fri, 03 May 2013 15:10:04 +0000 Mark Brush 12400 at http://michiganradio.org Sorting out the confusion over local marijuana laws, Ann Arbor's experience