Friday, April 19, 2019

Happy holi-blaze — 4/20 is upon us and here's where you can celebrate

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 4:31 PM

click to enlarge KATHERINE RAYMOND
  • Katherine Raymond

It's here. It's finally here. The first 4/20 since Michigan gave the green light to recreational legalization. Now, while it may still technically be illegal to consume marijuana in public (boo hiss!) that doesn't mean you can't celebrate the occasion at some of these metro Detroit weederies.

2930 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-44-9264;
If you haven't fucked with ElevatedYogi yet, you're making a nama-stake. In cooperation with the Cannabis Counsel, ElevatedYogi hosts daily yoga with a pre-stretch smoke sesh. For their 4/20 bash, the studio will offer a high noon yoga session and each ticket includes yoga, access to a vegan-friendly taco bar, desserts, sound therapy vendors, tabletop games, and live music. The event starts at 11:30 and will run until 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here

Utopia Gardens
6451 E. Lafayette St., Detroit; 313-332-0544;
Woah — the city gave this spot the golden ticket by allowing them to close off the street for their first-ever block party. Starting at 10 a.m., Utopia Gardens will host live music by Chris Koltay, the GO Rounds, and Detroit Retro Society, as well as arcade games, yard games, and local business vendors. Cheesy munchies will be served up via Mac Shack's food truck.

2540 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit; 313-450-1400;
This boutique wellness center located in Corktown will celebrate the holiday with 420 specials, food trucks, DJs, giveaways, and raffles.

8 Degrees Plato Detroit
3409 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-888-9972;
Did you know that you could vape hops? Well, you can. And Midtown's 8 Degrees Plato is hosting a 4/20 brew bash. Stoner brewers Lagunitas Brewing Co. and Little Sumpin' Sumpin' will be pouring their 4/20 brew, and there will be a Volcano on site to vape hops. While there are no effects when vaping hops, the process allows full-blown and bold flavors to surface that might not otherwise be present in the beer itself. To really bring the stoner-energy home, 8 Degrees will offer a candy stand and cereal bar.

Greenstone Provisions
338 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor; 734-773-3075;
Patients can roll up to Greenstone Provisions in Ann Arbor and expect a store-wide discount (which runs until Sunday, April 21) as well as various freebies with donations. 

Grey Area
4200 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit;
Part vintage shop, part art gallery, part aura photography studio, Grey Area is embracing 4/20 with a group exhibition, "Plants Make People Happy," which explores personal relationships with various plants through various mediums. Illustrations, paintings, photography, and ceramics by local artists Venessa Ilene, Debbie Carlos, Lindsay Farris, Eileen Lee, and Ash Nowak will be on display and available for purchase (cash and carry). To really celebrate the weed holiday and wellness, there will be a limited quantity of hemp-derived CBD nonalcoholic beverages as well as food, both served on a first come, first served basis.

420 CannaExpo

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
6800 E. Soaring Eagle Blvd., Mt. Pleasant; 888-732-4537;; Event is free and open to the public.
The term "trade show" sounds pretty damn boring. Add a sprinkling of weed knowledge and know-how, and you have the 420 CannaExpo. Starting at 10 a.m., the massive trade show will feature 60 exhibitors, as well as presentations spanning business, cultivation, and medical uses. The main floor will host exhibits spotlighting the industry's latest products and services, as well as uses of medical cannabis, CBD, and industrial hemp uses. Note: Smoking marijuana at this event is not allowed, as it is prohibited on casino grounds.

The Reef
6640 E. Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-915-4800;
This 5,000-square-foot provisioning center is a place to behold not just on reefer Christmas. Referred to as "the Apple store of weed" The Reef will partake in the 4/20 festivities with discounts, raffles for patients, and an outdoor tent with music and food for the rest of ya.

The Green Cross
14239 W. Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 888-420-2790;
Oh shit. The Green Cross is offering blowout deals, discounts, and giveaways for patients as well as free food, drinks, and, yes, weed.

The Station
24950 Michigan Ave., Inkster; 313-561-7969
April 20 isn't just for dispensaries anymore. Headshops, like this Inkster favorite, are getting in on the fun. Starting at 10 a.m., the Station will host a pop-and-shop extravaganza with doorbuster deals, goody bags, BOGO deals, and a balloon pop, which will determine your percentage off.

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