We are proud to recognize and thank our 12th Annual Ann Arbor Monroe Street Fair Hash Bash Festival Sponsors and upon that please support them as they help to bring this event to Ann Arbor each year.
Michigan NORML has been a long time vendor, sponsor, supporter and partner of the Monroe Street Fair since its earliest days. Michigan NORML’s booth has been at the cornerstone of the fair, in space #1 at the corner of Monroe Street and Oakland since the fair basically organized in its second year.
Michigan NORML provides essential operational support on the day of the event. Perhaps the most important responsibility is providing for emergency street access via barricade duty at each end of the street. Should an emergency vehicle, or resident, need access to the street, the Michigan NORML members quickly move the barricades to allow access. Four members rotate throughout the day. One time, Michigan NORML volunteers have even saved a handicapped woman in a wheelchair. As the woman dressed in brightly colored clothes wheeled slowly towards the approach to the sidewalk at the corner of Monroe Street and Oakland, near the Michigan NORML booth, she lost her balance at the entrance to the sidewalk, and as her wheelchair started to tumble, the Barricade Crew leaped into action and rescued her before she hit the ground. Now that’s what I call outstanding!
The Michigan NORML volunteers also help keep the site clean by helping to pick up trash throughout the day. This event produces a lot of trash and it takes a lot of people to keep up with it.
Thank you to Michigan NORML for their years of vending, sponsorship, support and partnership with the Monroe Street Fair.
This year’s major event sponsors are Bhang Chocolates, Depot Town Dispensary of Ypsilanti, the Ann Arbor Health Collective, B.D.T. Smoke Shops of Hazel Park, Roseville, Utica and Ypsilanti and Michigan NORML. Support our sponsors as they help to bring this totally free show to Ann Arbor each year.
THE FUN ON MONROE STREET STARTS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND THE MUSIC STARTS AT NOON (12pm)www.minorml.org
We are proud to announce the addition of Major Sponsor, the award winning Bhang Chocolate Company. They believe in and achieve making the world's best medicated chocolate through quality and consistency and start by using world class cacao beans and end up with a chocolate that is unmatched. Bhang Chocolates has been recognized as the #1 Best Edible in the High Times Magazine 2011 Medical Cannabis Cup. The partnership with Bhang Chocolates helps to bring this totally free show to all of our Hash Bash fans. Taste their chocolate as soon as you get a chance, it's out of this world.
We are proud to announce the addition of Major Sponsors Depot Town Dispensary of Ypsilanti and the Ann Arbor Health Collective. The partnerships with these industry leading organizations help bring the show to new heights. Stop in at these local dispensaries today and see why they are the best in the business.
B.D.T. Smoke Shops is once again a Major Sponsor of the event, and has supported the show for many years. B.D.T. has been in business since 1973 and we encourage you to check them out if you haven't already and support them by shopping at their award winning stores.
THE COMPLETE 2013 LINEUP
This year’s event kicks off with a drum circle led by local Native American Indians joined by festival goers, followed by performances by, in no particular order, Lil' Wyte, Chief Greenbud, King Jazzy, Down Home, Bizarre from D-12, I.L.O. (I Live Once), Dan Diamond, 5th Wall Concept, Austin Scott and Dixon's Violin. The show features a comedy show by Zak and what Army, the comedy of Jeremy Shipley, and poetry of Lori Beth Coolidge. This year’s show includes special guest appearances by speakers Keith Stroup, Esq. (NORML Founder), Dan Skye (Executive Editor - High Times Magazine), Ed Rosenthal (Horticulturist, Author, Publisher, Marijuana advocate), Mathew Abel, Esq. (Executive Director at Michigan NORML), Christeen Landino (Executive Board at Michigan NORML), Dr. Mike Whitty (Dr. Detroit - Univ. of San Francisco, Univ. of Detroit), Jamie Lowell (3rd Coast Compassion Center) and special guest appearance by Marvin Marvin, (Hemp Hemp Hooray!) (Party Party)
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