No Weed at Arts, Beats and Eats 2022!

Well, it might be around unofficially, but according to the MetroTimes, Royal Oak turned down a proposal to sell and use weed at Arts, Beats and Eats. The proposal would have included a consumption lounge to be added to the event. This area would allow both the smoking and sale of weed. The event draws over 400,000 people ever year. And the main concern, with this being a family event, was exposure to second hand smoke. The event is now in its 25th year.

Police Chief Michael Moore noted that most events that have allowed weed were much smaller venues. And to quote Police Chief Michael Moore:

“Out of the law enforcement officials that I personally spoke with, most if not all of them expressed concern with what is before you tonight,”

There is still hope for the future of weed at Arts, Beats and Eats. The vote to turn the proposal down was a narrow vote of 4-3. And with sponsors like House of Dank, the future of marijuana at AB&E could easily flip next year or in coming years. 

The Myths and Legends of the Origin of 420

  • 420 is a police code for Marijuana

    Police Code 420
    This is one of those legends that goes way back for me. I recall this being the origin in my head since I was in my teens. Ranging from the code for smoking to the arrest code for smokers of weed. A 420 in progress…..

  • Bob Dylan is responsible

    Of course, he is! Bob Dylan’s song “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 because if you multiply 12 x 35 you get 420. Makes sense…in some mathematical end of the world kind of way. 


    Bob Dylan 1966

    American folk pop singer Bob Dylan at a press conference in London. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

  • It's what's on the inside that counts!

    420 ingredients

    One story is that there are 420 active ingredients in marijuana. I can only imagine the number of comments to discredit this one.

  • Cthulhu gets high?

    Cthulhu 420
    You mention H.P. Lovecraft and I get giddy! In the 1939 short story “In the Walls of Eryx” by H.P. Lovecraft and Kenneth Sterling. The story describes “curious mirage-plants”, similar to marijuana, that got the narrator high at 4:20 per his watch. If there is any accuracy to this origin it would put it as the earliest known origin of 420.

Scotty when not wrangling his son and chihuahua he's writing, painting, and playing games. Loves Dungeon and Dragons, comics, and everything nerdy and geeky. Has an uncontrollable beard and has been seen wearing a kilt occasionally.