It may not have significance for everybody, but for some folks April 20 is a really big deal.
So what’s so special about that date? For the uninitiated, it’s commonly referred to as “4/20,” a holiday for marijuana consumers.
The day — or for that matter the entire weekend — will be celebrated in Riverview with Blvnt Force’s annual Green Party at the Michigan Medical Marijuana Expo, which kicks off Friday and ends Monday at Rocky’s Pub, 12850 Sibley Road. The scheduled times are from noon to 2 a.m. each day.
According to PotGuide.com, the event will offer participants opportunities to network and will include vendors, dispensaries, legal experts, gardening experts, music, drink specials and more.
The Miss Mary Jane Pageant will offer cash and prizes for contestants who are least 18 years old.
Other points of interest at the expo include stoner trivia, speed dating for those who are cannabis accepting, and a Cheech & Chong look-alike contest. Green attire is encouraged.
According to the website, organizers are making sure they’re “100 percent compliant with all laws and regulations to ensure a safe and responsible event.”
Weekend passes are listed at $25, as an early bird special; and $30 at the event.
Of course, there will be many others celebrating 4/20 in their own way.
LendEDU ran a survey of 1,001 adult Americans who intend on consuming marijuana this Friday. Some of the survey’s findings include these statistics:
●The average 4/20 marijuana consumer plans to spend a total of $146.12 celebrating the holiday, with $71.35 of that going toward actual marijuana, $40.34 going toward “munchies,” and $34.43 going toward new paraphernalia.
●About 35 percent of respondents are planning to take off work April 20 to celebrate, while 41.8 percent are still going to work,