OFFICIAL 39th ANNUAL ANN ARBOR HASH BASH
ONE DAY ALL DAY!!!
Start Time: Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 12:00pm
End Time: Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 2:00am
City: Ann Arbor, MI
12PM - University of Michigan Diag12PM to 5:30PM - Monroe Street Fair (FREE)
8PM to 2AM The Blind Pig -First Street
Hash Bash is an annual event held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the first Saturday of April at high noon on the University of Michigan Diag. A collection of speeches, live music, street vending and occasional civil disobedience are centered on the goal of reforming federal, state, and local marijuana laws.
For the entertainment portion of the day Cheech & Chong will be performing their standup routine at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, tickets are available through Ticketmaster (here’s a link to the site). Please make your plans early. We need you to be present to help represent the cause!! No sense in driving anywhere since there’s plenty of time left to reserve a room in a prime location.
Ann Arbor has very lenient laws regarding the possession of marijuana – a $25 fine first $50 second $100 third (and subsequent) offense—and is a simple civil infraction rather than a criminal offense, such as misdemeanor or felony (see Marijuana laws in Ann Arbor, Michigan). Even so, the campus of the University of Michigan sits upon state property, and so anyone caught with marijuana on any campus location is subject to the more strict state marijuana laws. In addition, since state law takes precedence over municipal law, many people are prosecuted under state law regardless of where in Ann Arbor they are located.
There is a separate but heavily related event following Hash Bash just off campus known as the Monroe Street Fair, where there is usually a live show accompanying the many street vendors selling extravagant bongs and other paraphernalia, along with a Michigan NORML booth.
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