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'Smoke on the Water' marijuana event canceled

The "Smoke on the Water" event was scheduled to take place July 24. Park Place Provisionary said they are considering hosting the event in 2022.

MUSKEGON, Mich. — UPDATE 7/5/21: The "Smoke on the Water" event has been canceled, according to organizers. 

Park Place Provisionary organizers said there were issues with liability insurance and current laws. While the issue has since been fixed, organizers say it was not soon enough to hold the event this year.

Park Place Provisionary said they are considering hosting the event in 2022.


The Muskegon City Commission approved the city's first "pot party" request Tuesday evening. 

"This is a unique situation that people aren't used to being able to participate in a group setting," said Tracy Powers, Vice President of Agrimed.

Muskegon-based dispensary Park Place Provisionary will hold the "Smoke on the Water" event July 24 from noon until 8 p.m. as long as it gets approval from the state. It will take place in parking lots at the provisioning center on Park Street. 

The event will include live music, food trucks, lawn games and on-site consumption of recreational marijuana.

"Just like if you were going to drink a beer and watch the bands play, it'll be the same kind of thing," said Powers.

The event is over a year in the making, but had to be shut down before the state could approve it last year because of COVID-19 restrictions. Organizer Roberta King hopes to see the event bring a large crowd to the Muskegon area.

"I hope people come from all over the state and they'll stay overnight and hang out and hear our bands and eat from our great food trucks," said King.

For more information about this event, visit the Park Place Provisionary Facebook page here.

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