Outside Lands has officially become the first festival to sell weed. The music, entertainment and food festival has always branched beyond their musical stages to offer sections of the festival like “Beer Lands” and “Wine Lands.” The festival’s new area, dubbed “Grass Lands,” will feature a dozen different cannabis companies who sell their product via the city’s popular app Ease. allow customers to purchase up to seven grams(thats two eigths) of un-concentrated cannabis(like pre-rolled joints) and up to two grams of concentrated product like vape pens and edibles. Kiva Confections, famous for edible chocolate bars, commented on the news to Rolling Stone:
“Allowing public consumption at Outside Lands brings the plant and its users out of the shadows and shows that cannabis can be elevated, sophisticated, and normalized,” says co-founder Kristi Knoblich Palmer. “So many people we met last year were new to both Kiva and cannabis, so we’re excited that they get to actually experience the products this year.”
“Permitting Grass Lands as the inaugural event is the first step in creating a safe cannabis event space for those aged 21 years and older,” said Marisa Rodriguez, director of the San Francisco Office of Cannabis. “Attendees will be able to purchase and consume lab-tested products away from the rest of the venue’s attendees.”
Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener was one of the major supporters of the initiative.
“Cannabis is part of our culture — particularly at music festivals — and it makes sense to allow people to obtain it legally,” Wiener said. “We need to move past prohibition, which doesn’t work.”
Outside Lands takes place this weekend, and it may not be a bad idea to fetch a ticket on their website.