This weekend festival-goers in Northern California had the chance to purchase legal weed for the very first time ever at a main music occasion in the United States.
San Francisco’s Outdoors Lands music festival (August 9-11) requires spot at Golden Gate Park with about 200,000 guests each and every year. To the delight of each music and weed lovers, this year’s edition also hosted Grass Lands – a cordoned-off location that welcomed about two dozen marijuana vendors.
Guests could purchase a wide array of goods ranging from pre-rolled joints to cannabis-infused chocolates to appreciate at the festival even although consuming pot in public is nevertheless illegal in California.
Yet another fascinating precedent is the truth that the festival sells alcohol as nicely, seeing as California has strict guidelines for the promoting of each alcohol and cannabis. Even so, no alcoholic beverages have been permitted inside the confines of Grass Lands.
Grass Lands was very first introduced at final year’s edition of Outdoors Lands.
Promoted as the “perfect spot to celebrate statewide marijuana legalization and educate persons on how it can be a portion of their everyday lives,” the location supplied only education on marijuana as no goods containing THC have been sold in 2018.
Festival attendees have been permitted to purchase up to 7 grams of non-concentrated cannabis and two grams of concentrates in the Grass Lands location. Meanwhile, smoking was permitted only in designated consumption places.
“Our mission is to normalise the sector, so possessing an activation at a main US festival, and the very first of its type to enable cannabis sales and consumption – is an massive breakthrough,” Jason Guillory, marketing and advertising director of NUG, one particular of the firms at Grass Lands, told Rolling Stone.
Yet another Grass Lands vendor, Kiva Confections stated that “allowing public consumption at Outdoors Lands brings the plant and its customers out of the shadows and shows that cannabis can be elevated, sophisticated, and normalised.”
Alongside names like Childish Gambino and Lil Wayne, legal marijuana garnered the most consideration from attendees. And as the very first state-licensed occasion to enable cannabis sales on its premises, Outdoors Lands could prove to be a shining instance of factors to come.