Thoughts from Hash Bash 2014
Editor’s note: The founders of The Ann and photo editor Benjamin Weatherston attended this year’s Hash Bash on April 5.
The point is to reform marijuana laws, which are, in a word, confusing. Marijuana use is considered a civil infraction by the city of Ann Arbor, which sets the fines at $25 for the first conviction, $50 for the second and $100 for the third or subsequent convictions.
The state of Michigan holds that marijuana possession is “a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year or a fine of not more than $2,000, or both.” And the University of Michigan enforces the state — not the city — law.
Until the gray is cleared up, it seems the Hash Bash will rank high on Ann Arbor’s calendar for years.
Sources: Ann Arbor City Charter, Section 16.2 Michigan Public Health Code, Section 333.7403 Legal Information Institute