In his byline, Lansing City Pulse Managing Editor Kyle Kaminski proudly states he is “a cannabis enthusiast who has been smoking marijuana just about every day for the last decade.” So, it is no wonder that this alternative weekly in Michigan’s state capitol has become, arguably, the state’s authority on everything you need to know about cannabis.
The April 14 issue features images of pot on the cover, back, and 10 inside pages of the 32 total in this latest edition. And many of those images are on the tons of ads they get each week from the local “Provisionaries,” legal since December 2019 to dispense recreational marijuana to residents over the age of 21.
In this edition of “E&P REPORTS,” Publisher Mike Blinder chats with City Pulse’s Owner and Publisher Berl Schwartz and Managing Editor Kyle Kaminski about how cannabis has built an audience and needed revenue for their media company. Plus, they’ll share their views on covering Michigan state politics as Governor Gretchen Whitmer gains national attention in a politically polarized country.