Although other states may have a more robust cannabis legalization scene going on, California and Los Angeles in particular, will always be the coolest and most progressive cannabis scene.
It should come as no surprise that Los Angeles is putting on a stigma-busting event to help rid the general impression that people who use marijuana are lazy, slacker, hippie stoners only.
Thanks to Prop 215, pot isn’t just for hippies anymore. On Saturday morning, those folks who are at both the Santa Monica pier down to Venice Beach will have a chance to see people who use marijuana that don’t fit that image.
Starting Saturday morning at 9:30am, take a trip from the North lot at The Santa Monica Pier heading South along Ocean Front Walk to VENICE BEACH, turn around, and walk, jog, or run back to the SM Pier for 4.20 miles of exercise in the beach sun. Course registration will begin about two hours earlier.
Temps look to be in the low 70s for highs so dress appropriately for the beach. And remember, there is no smoking of any kind on the Santa Monica Pier. Being respectful is also part of the image change to those unaware of the real cannabis market.
After the 4.20 mile course in the Northwest Lot of The Santa Monica Pier, we will have 2 hours of Beer Tasting sponsored by Lagunitas from 11am to 1pm, enlightening music, educational speeches, some comedy stand-up, and industry sponsors and exhibitors! The Event at The Santa Monica Pier ends at 2pm, making way for the AFTER PARTY.
Now, this is where the fun begins!
After The Santa Monica Pier portion of the event, around 2pm, head over to The V Lounge where we will meet for a live set with International Reggae Superstar PATO BANTON. Opening is The Kyle Turley Band. The music concert portion is from 3PM – 8PM!
The After Party will play host to medical sampling for those with valid 215 Recommendations, meetings with industry reps, and an amazing concert!
Shuttles will be available to take participants from The Pier to The V Lounge from 2pm-3pm
After Party ends at 8pm.
Our treat to the Everything420 readers, old and new.
Photos by: Richard Haick