Michigan NORML Annual Bridge Walk to End Hemp & Cannabis Prohibition
Attached (see inset) is a pic from the inaugural Michigan NORML Annual Bridge Walk to End Hemp & Cannabis Prohibition. This year marked the first time Michigan NORML hosted their Bridge Walk to End Hemp & Cannabis Prohibition, but we have already started to organize next year’s crossing! Please give us a mention on the Stash and use this image in any news release you like.
Our inaugural crossing included nearly 60 MINORML members and supporters who made the 5+ mile walk across the Mighty Mackinac Bridge and the Mackinaw Straits, the place where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet, in just over two hours. The weather was perfect, low 60’s at 7:00 a.m., and over 70 by the time our group reached the finish line and more of our supporters on the other side.
This event draws 40,000+ annual walkers including politicians, families, businesses, and organizations from across the state. Michigan NORML was announced at the beginning of the walk on the radio and to walkers by a local country radio station doing a remote broadcast from the event. We were cheered by our supporters and a surprising number of people who were not officially with our contingent as we completed our crossing, just ahead of a 94 year old walker!
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Brad Forrester Local Program Director Cheboygan County Affiliate of the Michigan Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws