Rich Hay

San Francisco Issues Temporary Cannabis Permit for Outside Lands Festival

San Francisco is set to issue its first temporary permit for cannabis sales and on-site consumption for Outside Lands, the city’s largest summer festival.

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The San Francisco, California Office of Cannabis is set to grant its first temporary permit for cannabis sales and consumption at the city’s largest summer festival, Outside Lands, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The state Bureau of Cannabis Control will also issue a license for event organizers.

The festival will have a dedicated section for cannabis called Grass Lands. Cannabis consumption will be separated from sales and both areas must be hidden from view by a barrier. Customers can buy up to 7 grams of flower at up to two grams of concentrate products, including edibles, across all vendors.

“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. Attendees will be able to purchase and consume lab-tested products away from the rest of the venue’s attendees.” — Marisa Rodriguez, director of the San Francisco Office of Cannabis, to the Los Angeles Times

The San Francisco Office of Cannabis has approved temporary cannabis permits for other events late in the year, including the Folsom Street Fair and the PRIDE Festival. State cannabis regulators have issued permits in the past for cannabis industry-related events.

BCC Spokesman Alex Traverso said Outside Lands is “unique” because it’s a large, outdoor festival in San Francisco‘s Golden Gate Park.

The event counts several cannabis companies as sponsors, including delivery service Eaze and LA-based company Field. Last year, the event drew more than 200,000 people over three days, according to the Times report.

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