You Can Legally Buy Weed at Outside Lands 2019
The fest gets real this year with Grass Lands, a space for on-site cannabis sales.
If there is one constant at music festivals, regardless of demographic or genre, it’s the unmistakable and ubiquitous scent of marijuana in the air—despite the fact that it’s explicitly banned at almost all of them. San Francisco’s Outside Lands is ready to change that.
This year, the event has gotten approval for on-site cannabis sales and consumption, scoring San Francisco’s first temporary sales permit.
A portion of the Outside Lands locale, Golden Gate Park, will be transformed into “Grass Lands,” featuring around a dozen cannabis vendors all connected to the delivery service Eaze, a fest sponsor. Attendees are able to buy up to seven grams of “non-concentrated cannabis”—a.k.a. flowers—and two grams of concentrates, such as vape pens and edibles.
For vendors like Alex Fang, a co-founder of Oakland-based cannabis company Sublime that will be selling infused mints and freeze pops at the festival, “Grass Lands” is a prime opportunity. “It’s going to be a landmark moment for the end of prohibition,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle.
The festival kicks off this Friday, August 9, and runs through the weekend. Your move, Coachella.