2019 has been the year for more and more festivals taking on cannabis initiatives, allowing more lax policies on sale and use. Now another big player in the US has joined the trend.
Now Outside Lands festival in San Fran has been approved for on-site sale and consumption of weed in a fenced-off area of the festival grounds. You'll have to be 21 or over to enter though.
"Permitting 'Grass Lands' as the inaugural event is the first step in creating a safe cannabis event space for those aged 21 years and older," said Marisa Rodriguez, director of the San Francisco Office of Cannabis.
"Attendees will be able to purchase and consume lab-tested products away from the rest of the venue’s attendees."
Democratic state Senator Scott Wiener was one of the major supporters of the initiative, saying: "Cannabis is part of our culture — particularly at music festivals — and it makes sense to allow people to obtain it legally. We need to move past prohibition, which doesn’t work."
"The festival will transform an area of the park into a sprawling marijuana exhibit called Grass Lands. It will feature about a dozen cannabis companies, mostly licensed vendors whose products are sold on San Francisco marijuana delivery app Eaze, which is also a sponsor," says the San Francisco chronicle.
"Festivalgoers may buy up to 7 grams of non-concentrated cannabis, like dry plant material, and 2 grams of cannabis concentrates, which are found in vape pens and edibles, across all vendors."
About bloody time we say. Time for the trend to move to NZ you think?
Outside Lands had about 200,000 attendees across its three days last year, and they're expecting larger numbers this year. It kicks off today, with headliners Childish Gambino, Flume, Kygo, Anderson .Paak, Twenty One Pilots and more.