San Francisco Marijuana Food Fair: 'Get Baked Sale' Happening on Saturday [Details]
San Francisco is going to host a marijuana food fair on Saturday. The fair is open to all but only those with doctor's prescription can sample the cannabis-laced treats during the event.
The "Get Baked Sale" will happen at San Francisco's SoMa StrEat Food Park this Saturday, June 13, from 10:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m., according to SF Eater. The event will showcase a variety of foods laced with medical marijuana.
Although the event is open to all, only those with legitimate doctor's prescription and paperwork are allowed to sample "medicated" festival foods as stated under the California law.
Ticket holders that present the required paperwork and proof will be given bracelets and hand stamps to allow them to buy pot and sample food products that are laced with cannabis.
During the fair, there will be cooking demonstrations about fusing edible marijuana in meals to make it more palatable. For attendees that prefer to not put pot on their food, they can buy or smoke dried weed at the designated bar. There will also be two doctors to provide recommendations as well.
For family, relatives and friends of medical marijuana patients, there will be carnival games, a DJ, and stalls that sell pot-free food so they can enjoy the event.
"It's very rare to have this kind of event at this point in the industry," Marjorie Fischer, Auntie Dolores' brand manager, told the New York Times. "Most of the events have really centered on exclusion and people feel like they are not welcome if they are not patients."
The food fair is meant to change the perception of the public about marijuana. Weed advocates are currently planning to legalize its recreational use through a voter initiative on November 2016.
"It's going to be legal next year, so if we integrate it now, people can come see what it's like and have fun, that it's not what they think and it's definitely going mainstream," said Jared Stratton, the event creator.
The weekend will surely be busy as there are three other festivals that will be taking place in the city, according to Press Herald. The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) will not be sending officers to check medical marijuana permits on the events.
"It's not super on our radar," SFPD Department Officer Grace Gatpandan said. "We just want people to have a good time and if there are families that go there, to keep it cool."