As the third anniversary of the ballot measure victory for Michigan's medical marijuana is marked this week, proponents are dealing with setbacks from municipalities, police, prosecutors and the courts. Meanwhile, a former chief of Detroit police, Isaiah "Ike" McKinnon, is questioning our decades-long pot prohibition. Plus: Rapper Phat Kat's perspective as a weed aficionado and a simple guide to pot-head etiquette — headiquette, for short. You can also listen to Curt Guyette on WDET's Craig Fahle show talk about this week's special issue.
Also check out these stories from the 2010 Pot Issue, which won first place for special sections by large-circulation weeklies in the Michigan Press Association Better Newspaper contest:
End the war: Criminalizing marijuana use is (still) a losing proposition by Curt Guyette (This article also won kudos from the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists — second place, single editorial, Class A)
Weeding through: Why marijuana research is stymied by Sandra Svoboda
Pot songs through the decades: From accepted to underground and back by Metro Times staff (with video clips)
Smoke screens Scare tactics, UFO riffs and both kinds of buds in the movies by Metro Times staff (with video clips)