Attending the Detroit Auto Show? Here's Some Free Weed
The big North American International Auto Show represents hundreds of millions of dollars of economic activity. There are displays needed to be built, attractive product specialists to be hired, and Jumbotron screens to be rented. More than 5,000 media members from around the world are credentialed for the show. In the two days of the media preview, busy video and audio production teams work behind the scenes at the press conferences and caterers prepare food for the ravenous auto journos. Besides what goes on inside Cobo Hall, there is also spin-off business from those visiting journalists and others from out of town working the show needed lodging, food and entertainment.
Now a Detroit medical marijuana dispensary, The Clinic on Detroit’s famed Eight Mile Road, is trying to get a portion of that economic activity (and some free publicity too, I’m guessing) by running a special offer for people working at the show.
For the week of January 10-16, if you come to The Clinic and present your NAIAS credentials and a valid Michigan Medical Marihuana card, you’ll get a free gram of cannabis with any donation.
While I’m sure that some of my friends and colleagues in the media will seize this opportunity, the offer is good for all NAIAS credentials, including the tradesmen and women putting up the show and other support staff, product specialists, and people working for the car companies.
If the NAIAS issued you something to hang from your neck that allows you on the floor of Cobo, you qualify for the free weed.
In case you’re visiting the Detroit auto show from outside of Michigan and you’re hoping that a friend with a medical cannabis card will hook you up, journalistic integrity compels me to tell you that the law in Michigan does not allow medical marijuana patients to transfer their medicine to other people. Journalistic integrity also compels me to tell you that judging by the fact that you can see cars full of people waiting near dispensaries, that part of the law is widely ignored.
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Ronnie Schreiber edits Cars In Depth, a realistic perspective on cars & car culture and the original 3D car site. If you found this post worthwhile, you can get a parallax view at Cars In Depth. If the 3D thing freaks you out, don’t worry, all the photo and video players in use at the site have mono options. Thanks for reading – RJS
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