"Detroit Watch" is a monthly column appearing in the Michigan Cannabis Industries Report, authored by Larry Gabriel. 

The column first appeared in the September 2018 issue of The Report.

Read the first column, titled 'Elect Friendly Folks,' by clicking HERE


Detroit is Michigan's largest city, and the metro Detroit area is the largest population center in the region. Even so, mainsream media tends to ignore Detroit and the surrounding communities unless they have something bad to write about. The Report takes a much more respectful view on the happenings surrounding Michigan's largest concentration of medical marijuana patients, and we recruited an excellent individual to write about their successes and challenges. Larry Gabriel has been commenting on local and statewide cannabis issues on a bi-weekly basis for years and is well known to many of our readers already.


Larry writes two different columns for the weekly publication Metro Times. His 'Higher Ground' column has been a consistent and trusted source of information and insight surrounding the cannabis community, marijuana legislation and the crazy world of Detroit politics.

Larry Gabriel is a Detroit-based journalist who has been editor of the Metro Times, UAW Solidarity magazine and the American Cultivator, as well as an editor and writer for the Detroit Free Press. Gabriel has won several awards from the Michigan Press Association and Assocation of Alternative Newsmedia.