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Letter from the Editor

Happy 4/20.

Over the past year, the cannabis scene has absolutely exploded, and there’s more to come.

Shops are opening all over and the product is rapidly evolving. How do you want your cannabis: Vape pen? Lotion? Infused toothpicks? They have it all.

This time last year, COVID-19 shut down the country, instilling a deep sense of anxiety in me — would I catch it and die? Would Revue come out OK? Would my favorite restaurants survive?

One thing that drastically helped turn my mental health around is cannabis. I’d touched the stuff, but never realized what regular use could do versus occasionally sharing a joint at a party. Over the course of the pandemic, I’ve become just as passionate about cannabis as I am about craft beer and spirits.

This issue is a celebration of all that progress, including the opening of recreational storefronts. We’ve got a helpful cannabis dictionary for those of you new to the stuff, along with a close look on how the flower is grown on a large scale. We also talk with people in the industry about where we are on the path to equity, and sample a few too many local cannabis products (for research).

Cannabis is a part of our life, and more people are discovering how it can help them every day, whether it’s just for fun or treating health issues. If you’re interested, hopefully this issue can be a good starting point.

If not, we also have stories on new businesses like GRNoir Wine & Jazz and the return of Gaia Café. Or read about local artists like indie-rock band Pansy, the Grand Rapids Symphony and Ballet collaborating, and the Franciscan Life Process Center, featuring some unique classes.

Sidenote: Does anyone know how we can get a White Castle in Grand Rapids?

'Til next time,

Josh Veal, Managing Editor


What's inside this month:

On the Cover: The Cannabis Issue 

Drinks: GR Noir: Wine for the People

Sounds: In Bloom, In Isolation


Revue Arts

Visual arts, classical and jazz music, theater, arts event previews and more. (See inside this issue - beginning on page 12.)


ecember: Last-Minute Gift Guide
The Holiday Issue
October: The Beer Issue
September: The Arts Issue
August: The Best of the West Issue
July: The Dining & Drinking Issue
June: Summer to Re-Discover
May: Feel the Love Issue
April: Cannabis Issue
March: The Funny Issue
February: The Sweet Issue
January: 50 Things to Do in 2020


December: Ultimate Guide to Holiday Parties
November: The Hoiday Gift Guide
October: The Beer Issue
September: The Arts Issue
August: Best of the West Winners
July: The Pet Issue
June: The Music Issue
May: The Drinking Issue
April: West Michigan Dining Guide
March: The People Issue
February: The Cheap Issue
January: 50 Things to Do in 2019

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