Festival of cannabis and music held in Clio - WNEM TV 5

Festival of cannabis and music held in Clio

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CLIO, MI (WNEM) -

Alexis Guerra is trying shine a positive light on medical marijuana.

It's why she was busy selling it at the Electric Kanna Karnival. It was held for the first time at the Auto City Speedway in Clio this weekend.

She said cannabis has got her through some tough times. 

"About three years ago I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma  and during chemo I religiously used weed oil smoked marijuana as much as I could. And it helped with the chemo 100 percent. I was in remission after my first round," Guerra said. 

Guerra said the three-day festival is much more than just pot.

She called it a celebration of the cannabis culture. Medical marijuana patients can connect with distributors, patrons can camp, ride carnival rides and play games.

"We are going to have fire dancers, fire breathers all kinds of stuff," Anthony Butler said. 

The Electric Kanna Karnival went on all weekend with vendors, food and entertainment.

There was even some familiar faces on site advocating for total legalization of the drug. Darren McCarty, former Red Wings player, attributes marijuana to helping him overcome an opioid addiction. 

"My story right now is that this plant saves lives. I want people to be able to make their own decisions and to be educated and to be filled in on the truth," McCarty said. 

Organizers said there was minor backlash from holding the festival by some local businesses, but since everything is license and permitted, it's legal. 

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