Medical Marijuana Expo in Detroit Draws Criticism
Just as state lawmakers move toward voting on bills to tighten regulation of medical marijuana, a legalization advocate has planned an event in Detroit that critics say points at abuses of medicinal pot.
Tom French, promoter for the second annual Medical Marijuana Expo, concedes that law-enforcement agencies would take a dim view of the three-day festival March 23-25 in Detroit. But he said he’s staying within state law. Alongside the hemp fashion show and a display of worms bred to aid the growth of marijuana plants, some of the show’s 135 vendors plan to exhibit equipment ideal for growing marijuana — but won’t say that for fear of federal prosecution, French said.