There are plenty of cannabis festivals that charge admission, but Kushstock, which comes to the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino on Saturday, March 11, wants you to feel the good vibes for free.

Organizer Kadan Borg, known in the industry as Dr. K., looks at Kushstock as an event with the potential to grow beyond Southern California, eyeing future events in Washington and Nevada. The festival on March 11 is the third in the series, after events in Van Nuys in April and October 2016 attracted 3,600 and 7,600 people, respectively.

Borg has high hopes for the San Bernardino event and thinks Kushstock 3 could draw a crowd of 15,000-20,000.

Part of that attraction is music, with a main stage that will feature sets from artists including the Long Beach Dub Allstars, as well as a second stage for local bands.

“We’re trying to mimic Woodstock,” he said.

To get in to Kushstock you need to be at least 18 with a valid ID, but admission is free. Signing up in advance will net you quicker access, too, Borg said.

But for those who want to partake,  a medical recommendation is required to obtain products. Borg said there would be doctors on-site.

If you pony up for a VIP pass, priced at $200 before fees, you can get more access, including to a judging competition where you can sample flower, concentrate, vaporizers and edibles. The winners are decided by the VIP pass holders who partake in the products.  The VIP package also comes with a gram of concentrate and an eighth of flower, Borg said.

Gates open at 10 a.m. and the event runs until 2 a.m. The NOS Events center is at 689 S. E St. in San Bernardino.  Visit for more information.

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