UPDATE: The event is on for July 31st – head over to our calendar for tickets & more information!
WNDU 16 of South Bend reports that the City of Niles is being eyed by promoters who want to bring a music and cannabis festival to town:
“It could be the Woodstock of Michigan,” Production Manager Germaine Redding said.
That’s how a proposed cannabis and music festival in Niles is being described, if it ends up happening. The date for the event is a moving target. A special event permit application calls for a two-day festival in mid-July, but we are told that date will be pushed back due to COVID-related concerns.
Recreational marijuana has gone legal in Michigan, but it really hasn’t yet gone public.
That would change if plans are approved to hold a festival in Riverfront Park near the French Paper dam, featuring up to two music tents that would each hold up to 300 people.
Plans call for 24 total vendors: Eight selling food, eight selling merchandise, and eight selling marijuana.
Michigan state law on temporary marijuana events limits sales to people age 21 and over and states that sales and consumption of marijuana may not be visible from a public place or non-age restricted area. Furthermore, all sales must be made by a licensed dispensary or microbusiness.
More at WNDU & see a list of upcoming Michigan marijuana events on our calendar!
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