Letter from the Editor

Like it or not, weed is about to become a regular part of society in Michigan.

Depending on when you’re reading this, the plant may already be legal. And at some point over the next year or two, legal dispensaries will dot the landscape, serving anyone 21 or older. You may even see more stories and ads around weed in this very magazine.

That being said, if you’re a teetotaller, your daily life likely won’t change a bit. It’s still illegal to blaze up a fat joint out in public, or even hit a smooth vape indoors. Also, despite your worst fears, the schools simply won’t be overrun with the Devil’s Leaf — trust me, the teens have been smoking for years.

Still, people on both sides have a lot of questions. In order to make sense of it all, we brought on reporter Andy Balaskovitz to ask around the state and figure out exactly what comes next. With a three-page spread starting on page 18, there’s a good chance your question is answered. It’s the first part in our new effort to cover more news and issues that affect all of us, so keep an eye out for that.

In the meantime, we’re not at all straying away from covering entertainment, arts and culture. This month, we also looked back on 2018, a year that has stretched on for an eternity and then snapped to a close like a rubberband. In our Rearview Mirror section, we highlight some of the best bands and beers from the year past, while also remembering the dozens of new restaurants, breweries and shops that opened. In just about every industry, West Michigan continues to grow.

You’ll also find a Last-minute Gift Guide for those of you who either didn’t find everything you need in last month’s issue or just decided to put it off. No worries, we’re not here to judge.

’Til next time, 
Josh Veal, Managing Editor

 

What's inside this month:

On the Cover: Michigan's Gift to Voters. Photo by Katy Batdorff, Illustration by Kaylee Van Tuinen.

Rearview Mirror: Top 5 Albums of 2018, 2018 Biz Beat, Top 9 Beers of 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gift Guide, Fashionista, Beer Geek, Granola Mom

Music: Touring: Harry and the Potters

Dining & Drinking: Dining: Danzon Cubano, Drinking: Beaver Island, Last Call: Mexo GR

Scene: What's going on, Style Notes: Coat Check, Michigan's Gift to Voters, Local Artist Markets, Holiday Events

Sights: Comedy: Tom Green

 

Revue Arts

Visual arts, classical and jazz music, theater, arts event previews and more. (See the center of this issue)

 



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