State Rep Announces Bill To Legalize Marijuana At Hash Bash

MICHIGAN:  Dozens of activists — including comedian Tommy Chong, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and State Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) — spoke out about the various merits of marijuana at the 44th Annual Hash Bash in Ann Arbor Saturday. 

Jim Powers told the large, smoky crowd gathered at the University of Michigan’s Diag how cannabis oil has helped heal his 6-year-old son, Ryan, who has an autoimmune disease. 

But Powers is not happy about the hazy implementation of the medical marijuana law.


Hash Bash 2015 A Call To Action For Michigan Marijuana Legalization Initiative

MICHIGAN:  Ann Arbor‘s annual celebration of all things cannabis, known as the Hash Bash, returns this Saturday.

Thousands of marijuana advocates from throughout Michigan and beyond are expected to swarm the University of Michigan Diag at noon for a two-hour rally featuring speakers ranging from comedian Tommy Chong to Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, as well as activist John Sinclair, for whom the original rally was held in 1972.

The annual event, which organizers call a “speak out and smoke down” protest, has a long history in Ann Arbor, now in its 44th year.

The addition of 76-year-old Chong, of “Cheech and Chong” fame, to this year’s lineup is expected to draw a larger crowd than usual.


Lansing Michigan Voters To Decide Marijuana Issue

MICHIGAN: Lansing voters will decide Tuesday whether the city can prosecute residents for smoking marijuana in their homes.

Supporters hope passage of the ballot measure will send a message to state lawmakers that Michigan is ready for legalized marijuana. In a 2008 state ballot measure, voters approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes. [Read more…]

In Michigan, Confusion On Decriminalization Of Marijuana Vote

MICHIGAN: Is arresting someone who has one ounce of marijuana worth police officers’ time?

People in in Lansing and Jackson will vote on whether to decriminalize pot, Tuesday. But even if it passes, will it really change how police do things?

Even Lansing’s mayor Virg Bernero doesn’t know yet what it will exactly change. [Read more…]