"Michigan on Thursday became the 10th state to have legal recreational marijuana. Washington D.C. also allows recreational use of the product.
The new law, which passed via ballot measure last month, took effect Thursday at midnight. Michiganders age 21 and older will now be allowed to carry up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, the highest recreational carry limit in the nation.
People will also be able to keep 10 ounces in their home and grow up to 12 marijuana plants for personal use.
Smoking marijuana in public will still be illegal, including on porches or in driveways outside of a private residence . . . ."
And for those people curious about the history of Hash Bash in Ann Arbor:
The very first Hash Bash was held on Saturday (April 1st, 1972). In response to the March 9th 1972 decision by Michigan Supreme Court declaring (unconstitutional) the law used to convict cultural activist John Sinclair for possession of two marijuana joints. This action left the State of Michigan without a law prohibiting the use of marijuana until after the weekend of April 1, 1972. Chef Ra was a fixture of the Hash Bash for 19 consecutive years before his death in late 2006.
Remember Hash Bash is now on the first Saturday of April at high noon on the University of Michigan Diag.