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Stateside: COVID-19 and the UP; Holland’s Tulip Time returns; recreational cannabis Up North

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Thursday on Stateside, Michigan State Representative Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) discussed how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the Upper Peninsula. Also a look at the difficulties recreational marijuana shop owners have had opening up in Traverse City. Plus, after a long year, a West Michigan tulip festival blooms again.

This episode was hosted by Interlochen Public Radio's Assignment Editor Max Johnston.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
State Rep. Cambensy on the impact of COVID-19 on the UP

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Stateside’s conversation with State Rep. Sara Cambensy.

Representative Sara Cambensy is a Democrat serving the 109th District in the Michigan House of Representatives.

As Covid spread, tourism boomed in some wide-open spaces of northern Michigan

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Stateside’s conversation with Bugsy Sailor.

  • Bugsy Sailor is the owner of the Upper Peninsula Supply Co. in Marquette.

Long-running Tulip Time festival returns to Holland after 2020 cancellation

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Stateside’s conversation with Gwen Auwerda.

  • Gwen Auwerda is the executive director of the Tulip Time festival in Holland.

Patchwork nature of local cannabis ordinances frustrating to shops looking to expand into recreational market

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Max Johnston's feature for Interlochen Public Radio and Stateside's conversation with Matt Abel

  • Matt Abel is an attorney and the founder and senior partner of Cannabis Counsel, a law firm that specializes in marijuana-related cases. He's also the executive director of Michigan NORML, a marijuana advocacy group.