Hundreds of marijuana advocates are expected to converge on Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit on Saturday to show their support for legalization during the 14th annual Cannabis Liberation Day.
The rally runs from noon to 6 p.m. and will include live music, speakers, booths with products and a march down Woodward at 4:20 p.m.
The rally is designed to call attention to the draconian drug laws and the benefits of legalization.
“We have the right to assemble peacefully and make our voices heard,” said Chris Collins, one of the event organizers. “This also means we can provide educational materials about cannabis, hemp, and related topics. The organizers consider any product or service which accomplishes this end to be part of our 1st Amendment right. This would include t-shirts with pro-cannabis sayings, hemp jewelry, books, videos, and hand-made wares. Nobody is making any money here. And no one is going to be charged for setting up a table. Space is limited, so get here early.”
For more information on the event, visit the rally’s Facebook page.