Could cannabis be coming to the OC Fair?

For the first time this summer, the California State Fair in Sacramento will feature a cannabis competition. The Orange County Fair could be next.

The Orange County Fair & Event Center Board of Directors has authorized staff to review its Cannabis Event Policy, which currently prohibits sale or marketing of any product containing CBD or THC, as well as paraphernalia.

Committee member Sandra Cervantes noted that “CBD products, which contain trace amounts of THC, have become widely acceptable and available throughout Orange County,” and that “event promoters would like to include vendors at their events who sell CBD products but are prohibited by the current policy.”

OCFEC Executive Director Michele Richards said Weedmaps is also interested in being a sponsor.

The Orange County Fair takes place once a year in Costa Mesa. Costa Mesa residents overwhelmingly approved retail cannabis sales and delivery in November 2020.