Welcome to Amsterdam in America.
Legalize it. San Francisco will sell it.
It is a historic moment when Weed is sold legally at a public event. The City has been a smokin’ trailblazer in many political and cultural moments. Today is one of them.
The three day Outside Lands music festival is celebrated near our home.
We expect both the music and marijuana smoke to waft up the hill from Golden Gate Park.
Tobacco smoke is not on the menu. Cigarette sales are banned.
Excerpted from San Francisco Chronicle 8.9.2019
Outside Lands is no stranger to pot. This year, it will be legal.
For the first time, San Francisco’s largest summer music festival has won approval for cannabis sales and a designated smoking area at the three-day event, which starts Friday in Golden Gate Park.
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.
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.
The city’s new regulations require that the areas for consumption remain separate from where cannabis is sold, so that sellers aren’t impacted by secondhand smoke, the city agency said. Both areas must be hidden from view by an opaque barrier.
“It’s going to be a landmark moment for the end of prohibition,” said Alex Fang, a co-founder of Sublime, an Oakland cannabis firm that will sell infused mints and freeze pops at the festival.
Alex Traverso, a spokesman for the Bureau of Cannabis Control, said in an email later Wednesday that the state agency would also issue a license for Outside Lands in time for the event.
It is generally illegal to use cannabis in public in California, though the state legalized the drug for recreational use in 2016.