Friday marked the first 4/20 — the unofficial holiday celebrating all things cannabis — since California legalized recreational marijuana sales. And Southern California cannabis lovers celebrated in a big way, from a film festival in Palm Springs to the contentious Cannabis Cup festival in San Bernardino and a first-of-its-kind “Magic Bus Experience” that took over The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles.
Billing itself as “the largest immersive marijuana-inspired experience in Los Angeles,” the two-day Magic Bus Experience includes 60,000 square feet of attractions. For $45, visitors can lounge in the adult-sized pillow fort, curb their cravings at the floor-to-ceiling Munchie Mountain or wander through the Hotbox White Out Maze. Anyone who springs for a $65 VIP ticket can also hang out in the Cloud Room, which included all-you-can-tat tater tots and chicken nuggets.
Tickets for the Magic Bus Experience are available for 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. sessions Saturday. Visit MagicBusExperience.com for more information.
If you plan to join in festivities continuing throughout the weekend, keep in mind that, while possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and licensed sales are allowed, public consumption isn’t legal anywhere in California and can still land you a ticket of $100 to $250. Also, you can still be arrested for driving while impaired, so take advantage of ride-share services that are offering 4/20 discounts or designate a sober driver.
Curious how 4/20 came about? Here’s a good primer: The origins of 4/20, explained
Want more information about other cannabis-related events happening throughout California this weekend? Here’s a roundup: Where to celebrate 4/20 in California in 2018
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