Ann Arbor, MI (13abc Action News) - Comedian Tommy Chong and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero are among those expected to address the crowd at an annual pro-marijuana rally at the University of Michigan.
"Hash Bash" organizers say Chong, famous as half of the duo "Cheech and Chong," is headlining the 44th annual event on Saturday in Ann Arbor.
Bernero was the Democratic candidate for governor in 2010. Organizers say a county sheriff, cancer survivors, veterans and advocates from across the state also are expected to speak at the Diag, the main pedestrian walkway through Central Campus.
A statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiative is planned for 2016 that aims to allow residents to cultivate their own plants and allow other uses of the drug. Representatives of the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Initiative Committee are to speak.