YPSILANTI, MI – Cannabis lovers will soon have the opportunity to attend a marijuana-filled event featuring live music, food vendors and more at the CannaJam Festival.
The state-sponsored Festival of Cannabis Consumption returns for its second year, taking place on Saturday, October 8 from 12pm to 10pm at Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park.
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Organizer Michael Komorn, an attorney whose firm practices cannabis licensing, said events like CannaJam help pave the way for cannabis use at various social events. He said he hopes cannabis use can evolve so it’s not taboo.
“I still think there’s a lack of continuity in terms of (cannabis) use in society,” Komorn said. “It’s acceptable to use it for social purposes and these concerts are one of the ways to bring all of that together where there’s sales and adult use at the event.”
The 21+ event sells general admission tickets online for $35 or at the gate for $40. Participants are allowed to bring and consume their own cannabis, but the sale and consumption of alcohol is prohibited.
The state-licensed event will feature cannabis sales from Arborside, Sticky Ypsi, Bloom City Club and others. In addition to these sales, the event will be filled with a variety of live musicians.
Performances begin with DJ Joey Pistols and follow acoustic country artist Austin Scott. Afterwards, attendees can expect Thumbs Up to perform some Lou Reed tunes on their ukuleles.
Tony “T” Money’ Green and Roadwork will also perform at the event. T. Money is best known for his work as a bassist with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and other artists known.
Following this, Laith Al-Saadi, finalist in the season 10 finale of NBC’s The Voice, will perform his blend of blues, soul and classic rock. The musical performances conclude with Echoes of Pink Floyd, a cover band, who will perform alongside a laser light show.
After its first year, Komorn said the event has increased the number of food vendors it will feature. Attendees can expect foods like Nigerian cuisine, Indian food, tacos, and more.
Komorn said he expects a large turnout for the festival this year after last year’s event gave away and sold 2,300 tickets. He added that CannaJam hopes to match that number again this year, or somewhere around 3,500 to 4,000 tickets.
This year, visitors can look forward to an interactive map containing all of the festival’s suppliers. The Komorn Law Firm will also have a booth to discuss deletions in dealing with past marijuana crimes.
Although this is the second year of the event, Komorn said this is just the beginning. He said he wants CannaJam in Ypsilanti to become a recognized event that people look forward to every year.
For more information about the event, visit the CannaJam Festival website.
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