The annual Ann Arbor festival Hash Bash celebrates marijuana with live music, speakers, guest performances and a lot of weed smoking. Hash Bash is always on the first Saturday of April non the Diag at the University of Michigan.
It all started in 1972 when Michigan Supreme Court convicted poet and activist John Sinclair was sentenced to 10 years for possession of two joints. He was released a year earlier.
Activists and marijuana users celebrates the weed culture every year in Ann Arbor. Hash Bash rents out the entire Wyndham Garden Hotel & Hampton Inn for the event.
Hash Bash is often controversial with the law enforcement. In the past, the police arrested 56 people in 2000 and 74 people in 1999.This year no arrest were made.
A lot of attendees and speakers were present at the Hash Bash event. Two Democratic candidates for governor, Gretchen Whitmer and Abdul El-Sayed, spoke about legalization. The politicians state their opinions about the legalization for marijuana. Athletes such as former NFL player Eugene Monroe and former NHL player Darren McCarty.
Finalist on NBC's The Voice, Laith Al-Saadi sung the national anthem.
2018 Hash Bash was a success with great support for the legalization for cannabis.
Next year, you don't want to miss the celebration of legal recreational and medical marijuana!
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