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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 US. 

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 yr’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 get pleasure from on the competition though consuming pot in public continues to be unlawful in California.

One other fascinating precedent is the truth that the competition sells alcohol as nicely, 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 finally yr’s version of Outdoors Lands.

Promoted because the “excellent place to have fun statewide marijuana legalization and educate individuals on how it may be part of their each day lives,” the realm supplied solely schooling on marijuana as no merchandise containing THC have been bought in 2018.

This yr, 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.

Pageant 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 type to permit cannabis gross sales and consumption – is a gigantic breakthrough,” Jason Guillory, advertising director of NUG, one of many corporations at Grass Lands, informed Rolling Stone.

One other Grass Lands vendor, Kiva Confections stated that “permitting public consumption at Outdoors Lands brings the plant and its customers out of the shadows and reveals that cannabis might be elevated, refined, and normalised.”

Alongside names like Infantile Gambino and Lil Wayne, authorized marijuana garnered essentially 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 come back.