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Sacramento Music and Marijuana Festival May Not Have Any Marijuana

If you heard about a recent music and marijuana festival and thought, "That sounds too good to be true," you might actually be right.

This weekend in Sacramento, California is the Cal Expo, which will feature the Cannabis Cup, a popular marijuana festival hosted by High Times. But organizers have run into conflict with city officials, and it's unclear whether the festival will allow guests to consume marijuana at the event. The festival is set to begin Friday, and there will be a vote later today by the Sacramento City Council on whether or not to allow cannabis. It's not clear whether the organizers have enough votes to receive the necessary licenses.

The state of California started allowing festivals and fairgrounds to apply for temporary permits allowing people to consume marijuana on their premises when legalization began on January 1st. However, organizers still need authorization from local authorities before the license is allowed.

The Cannabis Cup ran into similar problems for a 4/20 event in San Bernardino, California, where local authorities denied their permit.

Of course, considering some of the packages for the Cannabis Cup included access to a VIP area with a smoking lounge, not getting those permits could possibly upset guests. Performers at the Sacramento festival include Lauryn Hill, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Rich The Kid, Cypress Hill, Rick Ross and Ludacris. 

But then again, it's not like rules against marijuana have stopped people from toking up at literally every other music festival that's ever existed.

(h/t Sacramento Bee)


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