Outside Lands Music Festival Will Have Legal Cannabis Retail, Consumption
The Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco will have areas for the sale and consumption of legal cannabis for the first time this year, according to state and local regulators. Approval for the separate cannabis consumption and retail zones came on Wednesday, just days before this weekend’s event in Golden Gate Park, which will start on Friday, August 9 and wrap up on Sunday.
The San Francisco Office of Cannabis announced on Wednesday that it had granted its first temporary permit for a cannabis event to Outside Lands. Alex Traverso, a spokesperson for California‘s Bureau of Cannabis Control, then wrote in an email that the agency would issue a state license in time for the event, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Separate fenced areas for cannabis sales and consumption will be provided in an effort to protect sellers from exposure to second-hand smoke. Access to the zones will be restricted to adults 21 and older. Both areas will be hidden by an opaque barrier to comply with the city’s rules for cannabis events, which were only recently adopted by the city’s Office of Cannabis.
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The retail cannabis zone will