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Outside Lands and pot go hand in hand, wouldn’t you say? This year, it is finally going to be legal on the festival grounds.

San Francisco’s largest summer music festival just approved for cannabis sales during the festival. With a designated smoking area at the three day event, it begins Friday at Golden Gate Park.

“It’s going to be a landmark moment for the end of prohibition,” said Alex Fang, a co-founder of Sublime.

Sublime is an Oakland cannabis firm that sells infused mints and freeze pops. They will be a vendor at the festival.

On Wednesday, the San Francisco Office of Cannabis is granting their first permit for a temporary event to sell cannabis. Check out the recently approved new rules for events like this.

Alex Traverso, from the Bureau of Cannabis Control, states that the agency is also issuing a license for OL. Since California legalized the drug for recreational use in 2016, its public use still remains prohibited. Though, it looks like OL is about to change that for the state’s history.

If you find yourselves at the event this weekend, come to Grass Lands. An area of the park has fully transformed into a sprawling marijuana exhibit. Featuring about a dozen cannabis companies, these licensed vendors also sell on the marijuana delivery app, Eaze.

New city regulations talked about how there will be designated smoking areas on the festival grounds. This way, sellers won’t be overwhelmed by the secondhand smoke. A barrier hides these designated smoking areas from view. Attendees can purchase up to 7 grams of non-concentrated cannabis (dry plant, concentrate, edibles). Only days before the festival, vendors got approval to sell their products.

Uncertainty is a thing in the industry so this change could certainly be the start of something new. Other festivals in California also got the green light for green sales. Northern Nights, in Mendocino County, participated in cannabis vending just this past May.


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