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City Pulse
Freelance Reporting

All about advocacy and accessibility: Leslie Pinder is a vet on a mission

Before Leslie Pinder entered the cannabis industry, she was a psychology major working in a group home with adults with traumatic brain injuries and cognitive impairments.  

A number of her patients were veterans, and as a veteran herself, she saw particular needs not being met. Pinder sought help to fix those problems.  

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Scrumptious savings; Big portions at small prices

If a big breakfast is the most important meal, Blondie’s Barn is the place to be, and owner Andrew Manuel isn’t shy about it.  

“No one has larger portions than we do,” Manuel said. “I promise you that.” 

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Pincanna budtender learned the ropes at home

Budtender Spencer Donley was drawn to the budding world of cannabis years before his official start in the industry, with a little help from his family.  

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Great deals in Greater Lansing

No money? No problem. There are plenty of activities in the Lansing area that don’t cost a dime.  

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