Sarah Rahal The Detroit News Published 5:52 PM EDT Apr 20, 2019 Detroit — Nicole Heath woke up Saturday and thought the best way to revel in 4/20 would be to introduce her mother to marijuana. Heath and her mother drove from their home in Birmingham to Detroit, where they celebrated the unofficial national marijuana holiday at Utopia Gardens, a dispensary on East Lafayette. “Now that it’s legal, it’s more mainstream and still awesome, but has lost what makes it special,” said Heath, 34. “I used to feel like I was in this little club of people who were getting help from it, but now there’s a lot more people smoking and much more to come.” They were just some of the people that gathered for a marijuana-themed block party in Detroit’s east side. Medical marijuana cardholders were invited to enjoy what used to be a renegade holiday with specials on flowers, oils and pre-rolls, arcade games, food trucks and music. “I bought an eighth of Biker OG flower, 4 grams of sugars and a tarantula joint for the holiday. It’s a rolled joint that is dipped in wax and sprinkled with kief (concentrates),” Heath said. “There are no dispensaries in Birmingham because they segregated them… Read full this story
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