Outside Lands has joined the list of major festivals earning permission to sell marijuana on its grounds. In fact, the San Francisco-based event is the first large scale gathering of its kind in California to earn the rights. On August 9-11, guests over the age of 21 will now be able to enjoy a THC buzz at Grasslands—a sectioned-off area in the venue where guests can purchase and ingest weed products before heading off to enjoy a band of their choice.
The decision to allow open marijuana sales and consumption at Outside Lands is part of a test program by San Francisco that allows seven events total to set up their own consumption areas, including Folsom Street Fair and the next PRIDE event. However, Outside Lands is a particularly unique approval in this instance due to its scale and nature. Alex Traverso, a spokesman for California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, stated, “I think Outside Lands is unique in that it’s a large outdoor music festival in the park — not typically where cannabis events have been licensed.”
It remains to be seen as to whether or not other major music festivals in California will follow suit.
H/T: LA Times