High Times magazine's popular Cannabis Cup event is in Detroit this weekend -- two days of marijuana trade show and competition to find the best strains of newly legal marijuana and associated products.
Vendors from across and outside the state brought buds, edibles, waxes, extracts, T-shirts and merch to the Russell Industrial Center on Clay Street, while a sellout crowd browsed booths, purchased products and partied to the music of Trick Trick, 2 Chainz, Warren G and the Wu-Tang Clan, among others.
This is the first year marijuana is entirely legal for Michigan's adults to grow and use, which meant that attendees no longer had to show a valid medical marijuana ID card for admission unless they were 18-20 years old. Clouds of smoke and vapor drifted through the throng. The mood was celebratory, but the lines at the food trucks were very long.