City of LA Declines Cannabis Edible Consumption at EastSide Food Festival

Since 2014, The EastSide Food Festival has tried to distinguish itself from the very heavy pack of LA food events, with an appreciation for the culture and neighborhoods east of Western Ave. This year, the organizers took things a step further than traditional food and drinks, by offering a special cannabis section for the festival. Until the City of LA basically said no.

Yesterday, the festival organizers met with the City of Los Angeles about the planned Cannabis Corner, which presented some compliance issues. It appears that the festival jumped the gun on the recreational use law. As of this writing, the EastSide Festival will only offer non-psychoactive CBD products, instead of the more familiar high caused by THC.

The original plans were to provide cannabis-laced foods with no more than five milligrams of THC to those with a California Medical Marijuana Recommendation Card, along with a

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