In a Historical First, Festival Goers Got (Legally) High at Outside Lands

History was made at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco over the weekend. For the first time in its 11-year history, cannabis sales and consumption were permitted on designated festival grounds, making it the largest cannabis-friendly event ever held in California.

The festival’s organizers were granted a permit by the Bureau of Cannabis Control after receiving the green light from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Anyone 21 or older was able to partake in marijuana use at a cordoned off section dubbed Grass Lands during the three-day fête.

"It’s kind of surreal,” a local dispensary employee who was there passing out samples told the Los Angeles Times. “I think this is a good start for what’s going to happen in the years to come.”


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