The Ann Arbor Hash Bash will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at High Noon on the Diag at University of Michigan.
The Hash Bash is Michigan’s annual event celebrating all things cannabis and protesting remaining cannabis inequalities & injustices returns to an in-person format this year. An appearance by Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel will mark the first ever time the state’s top legal official will speak at the 51-year old Hash Bash. Appearances by elected officials have become a feature of every Hash Bash in recent memory but A.G. Nessel’s appearance on stage will be a Bash first-ever.
“After the pandemic forced us to move the Hash Bash to a digital format for two years, it feels good to get back to the in-person rally that the Bash is famous for,” said Jamie Lowell, one of the primary organizers of this year’s event. Previous years have drawn crowds of 10,000 people to the smoke-filled protest. “We are happy to partner with the University of Michigan’s chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy on this project.”
Other notable speakers from this year’s lineup include legendary cannabis personality John Sinclair; Michigan House Reps Yousef Rabhi, Alex Garza and Cynthia Johnson; Mr. Hash Bash, Adam L. Brook; Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savitt; The Executive Director of the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association, Robin Schneider; NORML of Michigan’s Executive Director, Rick Thompson; leaders of the Decriminalize Nature- Michigan organization; Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Matthew Dargay; and attorneys Matthew Abel and Michael Komorn.
The festivities begin at high noon on Saturday, April 2nd, with a rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner played on electric guitar by award-winning recording artist Laith Al-Saadi. Speeches are slated to end at 2pm, and will be followed by several hours of music provided by bands including a Bash favorite, Cosmic Knot.
Hash Bash takes place on the campus of the University of Michigan. Speakers address the crowd gathered on The Diag from the steps of the Hatcher Graduate Library. There is no admission fee; there are no vendors; and there are no sales of cannabis products on the campus.
A cool addition to Hash Bash this year is the first annual Hash Bash Treasure Hunt benefitting the Great Lakes Expungement Network and Sons & Daughters United!
This scavenger hunt fundraiser is a chance to get the most out of Hash Bash weekend and support the expunging of cannabis convictions in Michigan as you collect prerolls, flower, concentrates, and edibles all along the way!