Outside Lands to Become First Major US Festival to Sell Cannabis On Site

 

By PATRICK MCGREEVY,  via LA TIMES

ANITA CHABRIA

AUG. 7, 2019

7:54 PM

'Pushing California’s legal cannabis market into a bold new frontier, the state on Wednesday approved a permit for the sale and on-site consumption of pot at this weekend’s Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco, an annual event that last year drew some 200,000 people over three days.

Despite some public opposition, the state Bureau of Cannabis Controlapproved on-site sale and consumption of pot in a fenced-off area of the festival grounds limited to people 21 years and older, according to bureau spokesman Alex Traverso. The state approval came shortly after San Francisco granted its own permit for cannabis use at the event in Golden Gate Park.'

“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.”

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