With marijuana legalization on the horizon, Michigan’s ‘Hash Bash’ becomes a call to action

ANN ARBOR — After 47 years, Hash Bash, the annual event celebrating marijuana and protesting the laws prohibiting its use, may be on its last legs.

With the legalization of marijuana for recreational use likely on its way to the voters in November, the annual gathering Saturday on the University of Michigan’s campus became a call to action, or at least a call to polling places.

“Besides making sure this is the last Hash Bash before legalization, we can make sure that we get the best people elected to the most important positions in the state,” said Nick Zettel, one of the lead organizers of Hash Bash. “We’re going to have a very cannabis-positive election. And the most important thing we need is your vote.”

With the unmistakable haze and scent of marijuana smoke hanging over the crowd, it was a message that

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