Even though recreational marijuana use is now legal in California, smoking up is still prohibited at major music festivals like Coachella. But thanks to the ‘cannabis oasis’ sponsored by WeedMaps, music lovers won’t have to go far to have a puff before watching Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar rock the annual festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
WeedMaps – the Yelp of cannabis dispensaries – is teaming up with the marketing firm Talent Resources to build the ‘oasis’ for cannabis consumers 6 miles outside the festival grounds. According to TMZ, “the spot will feature 2 grow houses, a ‘greenhouse,’ and 5 geodesic domes to test different strains from GenX, Brass Knuckles and West Coast Cure.”
Here’s a sneak peak at what the site will look like.
TMZ added that the cannabis oasis is legal and that the pot products are free for festival goers. So if you’re heading for Coachella this year (which runs from April 14-16, 21-23) be sure to stop by and enjoy a puff of freedom. Otherwise you might spend both weekends getting asked, “Where were you while we were getting high?”
Nothing says “music festival” like a floral crown — especially a floral crown with bulging buds of marijuana artfully interspersed with the flower blossoms.
The Coachella-worthy cannabis crown is part of a marketing effort by Santa Barbara-based Lowell Farms (the same grower that made headlines last month by offering delivery of $400 Valentine’s Day cannabis bouquets), which has created a limited-edition “Coachella Blend” of pre-rolled, pre-packaged joints ($55) available only during the upcoming music festival and exclusively through the Palm Springs Safe Access dispensary — about 20 miles from the site of the annual music festival in Indio — to patients with a verified doctor recommendation. (Although California recently legalized adult recreational use, it can’t yet legally be bought or sold in the state outside of the existing medical marijuana system.)
The limited-edition blend — and the new twist on the floral crown — were announced by the company in a Wednesday press release as well as via its Instagram feed.
The Coachella Blend pre-rolls (a mix of Dog Walker, Single White Girl, Chocolate Hashberry and Lenny OG strains) are available for pre-order via lowellsmokes.com for in-store pickup or can be purchased directly from the dispensary itself. (Medical marijuana users should be prepared to present a doctor’s recommendation and valid photo identification at the time of their visit).
Now, where do the crowns come in? The festive floral headpieces — each one containing a quarter-ounce of the strain called Single White Girl ($60 worth) intertwined with white roses — are intended to be gift-with-purchase to the first dozen patients who pop-in to pick-up their pre-orders. While that makes for slim odds of scoring a crown, a representative for Lowell Farms said that if demand is high enough, production might be upped by a couple dozen.