California’s Chalice Festival Makes Canna-history

California’s Chalice Festival Makes Canna-history

The state of California made history when it legalized recreational marijuana on January 1, 2018. While the new law made it legal to purchase and possess recreational cannabis, it has had little effect on the state’s many music festivals.

Cali-based cannabis lovers rejoiced as the calendar turned over to 2018 and recreational weed was made totally legal. While businesses flooded into the new market, there was one notable exception for cannabis vendors: music festivals.

While California is home to some of the most popular music festivals on the planet, namely Coachella, on-site cannabis sales and even possession have been prohibited at 2018 festivals to this point. These festivals still play host to glassblowers and other paraphernalia vendors, but actual bud purchases continue to be a big no-no. Well, at least until July.

Changing The Game

Scheduled to take place July 13-15 at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, Chalice Festival is the first Cali music festival to allow on-site weed purchases. With crowds expected to top 45,000, Chalice Festival has the potential to revolutionize festival culture, seamlessly blending legal canna-business with arts and music.

“This year’s Chalice will make history in several ways,” explains event founder Doug Dracup. “We’ve always been a leader, and we plan to lead by example at Chalice 2018. We know all eyes will be on us, and we have no doubt that we will set the bar for the future of legal cannabis and its relationship with music and arts festivals.”

A Lineup for the Record Books

A groundbreaking festival like Chalice demands an all-star lineup of musical acts. And this year’s event certainly delivers. From world-class party DJ Bassnectar to hip-hop MVPs Ludacris, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and The Pharcyde, Chalice planners have put together a lineup sure to please anyone.

Chalice Festival is apparently setting the bar pretty high for music festivals nationwide — especially those in legalized states — and it will be interesting to see what effect the festival has on other events in the state. Either way, it’s a big win for weed lovers in the Golden State.