Lynn Moore of mLive shares that a carnival-themed cannabis consumption event is coming to Muskegon’s downtown arena this summer followed by a 2nd event this fall at the city’s baseball field:
The Canna Carnival, with carnival rides and games and cannabis edibles and smoking, is planned for Aug. 20 inside and outside the Trinity Health Arena.
The Falling Leaves Festival marijuana consumption event will be Sept. 24-25 at the city’s Marsh Field on Laketon Avenue.
Both events were approved Tuesday, April 26, by the Muskegon City Commission, which has enthusiastically embraced the cannabis industry.
“These sorts of events are not new to us,” said Muskegon City Commissioner Michael Ramsey. “We do consumption events all the time – they’re just done with alcohol, and marijuana now is just as legal as alcohol.”
The events are organized by Exspiravit, a West Bloomfield company. Michael Webster, founder and managing member of Exspiravit, praised city leaders and staff for their welcoming “openness and transparency,” saying other communities could learn a lot from Muskegon’s hospitable embrace of the marijuana industry.
“This has been, I won’t call it a rolling out of the red carpet, but it’s tantamount to that,” said Webster, who explained that he can’t get officials in other communities to even return his phone calls.
The Canna Carnival will feature “various methods of consumption” – including marijuana-infused popcorn and cotton candy — along with a “theme of nostalgia,” according to a description provided to commissioners.
Read on for more at mLive & kudos to the city of Muskegon for being one of Michigan’s most forward looking communities on legal cannabis!
photo credit: Worm’s Eye View of a Lit Ferris Wheel by Jake Weirick, art credit (Michigan Cannabis Trail)