This weekend festival-goers in Northern California had the chance to purchase authorized weed for the primary time ever at a significant music occasion in the USA.
San Francisco’s Outdoors Lands music competition (August 9-11) takes place at Golden Gate Park with about 200,000 guests every year. To the delight of each music and weed lovers, this 12 months’s version additionally hosted Grass Lands – a cordoned-off space that welcomed about two dozen marijuana distributors.
Guests may purchase a big selection of merchandise starting from pre-rolled joints to cannabis-infused candies to take pleasure in on the competition though consuming pot in public remains to be unlawful in California.
One other attention-grabbing precedent is the truth that the competition sells alcohol as properly, seeing as California has strict guidelines for the promoting of each alcohol and cannabis. Nevertheless, no alcoholic drinks have been allowed throughout the confines of Grass Lands.
Grass Lands was first launched ultimately 12 months’s version of Outdoors Lands.
Promoted because the “excellent place to have fun statewide marijuana legalization and educate folks on how it may be part of their every day lives,” the world provided solely training on marijuana as no merchandise containing THC have been offered in 2018.
This 12 months, Grass Lands organizers waited for approval to promote marijuana on the competition till August 7 from the San Francisco Workplace of Hashish, simply two days earlier than the competition’s kickoff.
Competition attendees have been allowed to purchase as much as 7 grams of non-concentrated cannabis and a couple of grams of concentrates within the Grass Lands space. In the meantime, smoking was permitted solely in designated consumption areas.
“Our mission is to normalise the business, so having an activation at a significant US competition, and the primary of its form to permit cannabis gross sales and consumption – is a gigantic breakthrough,” Jason Guillory, advertising and marketing director of NUG, one of many corporations at Grass Lands, advised Rolling Stone.
One other Grass Lands vendor, Kiva Confections mentioned that “permitting public consumption at Outdoors Lands brings the plant and its customers out of the shadows and reveals that cannabis will be elevated, refined, and normalised.”
Alongside names like Infantile Gambino and Lil Wayne, authorized marijuana garnered probably the most consideration from attendees. And because the first state-licensed occasion to permit cannabis gross sales on its premises, Outdoors Lands may show to be a shining instance of issues to return.