Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference Coming to Ann Arbor This Weekend

The magazine has held one conference in Grand Rapids and is planning an event in Traverse City in September, but is returning to Ann Arbor for the third time.

Things are going to get a little hazy on the west side of Ann Arbor this weekend.

It may not have the instant name recognition of the Hash Bash in AnnArbor, but The Michigan Medical Marijuana Report is bringing the fifth Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference to the Clarion Hotel on Jackson Avenue in Ann Arbor.

The magazine has held one conference in Grand Rapids and is planning an event in Traverse City in September, but is returning to Ann Arbor for the third time.

“Ann Arbor is one of the bigger medical marijuana communities in the state,” editor and conference director Ed Groski said.

“There always seems to be demand to know what’s new with the laws and what is upcoming. People want to stay ahead of the curve.”

The annual conference involves a combination of speakers, panel discussions and classes for medical marijuana growers and activists. The event kicks off Friday night with a panel that includes State Representative Mike Callton (R-Nashville) and Michigan Medical Marijana Report owner Ben Horner.

The panel will discuss current medical marijuana legislation and “marijuana impact on society.” Last fall, citizens in Washington and Colorado voted that marijuana should be legalized, adding to the traction that the movement has been gaining over the past few years.

Groski said that Saturday at the conference is more geared towards growers. The event is free to the public, but a $25 fee is required to participate in full day of activities.

- Article originally from Ann Arbor.com.

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