Now this is what I call service journalism.
On Thursday, marijuana officially became legal in the state of Michigan, the first state in the midwest to fully legalize the plant for recreational use. So Lansing City Pulse, the capital city’s alt-weekly paper, delivered an early Christmas present in the form of free joints to anyone who could prove they were at least 21 years of age.
The results, caught in the above video, are delightful, from the skeptical recipients to the very eager. And some were clearly up for more activism, including the man who mentioned needing to change Title 21, which still classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug at the federal level.
But, for now, Lansing got a day to just relax, enjoy a few free joints, and let their cares go for just a little while.