The annual marijuana legalization rally known as “Hash Bash” will occur on April 3 this year.

Rich Birkett has been an organizer of the Hash Bash since 1988. He hopes the annual pro-marijuana event held at the University of Michigan Diag on April 3 will rebound after a low turnout last year. Birkett, 51, also ran for Ann Arbor City Council last fall to push his agenda for the legalization of medical marijuana. He lost as a Libertarian in the 3rd Ward.

Q. How did last year’s Hash Bash go?

A. The low point was last year. … The weather was absolutely horrendous. It was probably the worst turnout in Hash Bash recent history. My best guess is about 1,000 people showed up.

Q. What was the biggest?

A. We had as many as 10,000 in the early 1990s. … “

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Author: Rob