Soma StrEat Food Park will offer something a little more potent than grilled cheese and fried chicken this weekend, at the "Get Baked Sale," a food event focused on marijuana-infused food. Although marijuana is currently only legal for medical purposes in California, underground pot dinners, food festivals and other creative outlets for pot use are growing in popularity.
Regardless,The New York Times reports that the fair will be open to the public, though only card-holding medical marijuana patients will be able to purchase any of the pot food. Ticket-holders will receive hand stamps and bracelets at a check-in point, allowing them to purchase a variety of snacks and beverages that are laced with marijuana, from cookies to pancakes. Two doctors will be on hand to make recommendations, while cooking demonstrations will instruct users on how to incorporate edibles into their everyday cooking routine. Or, just skip the whole "eating pot food" part and head straight to the bar that will provide cannabis for sale.
Organizers hope to change the public's perception of marijuana at the all-day event, which will also include standard, non-medicated SoMa StrEat Food Park vendors, a DJ and carnival games for those not partaking. And, because it will be a busy weekend full of street festivals and events for local law enforcement, SFPD will not be providing officers to check permits. "We just want people to have a good time and if there are families that go there, to keep it cool," said department spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan, which is pretty much always good advice.
The festival takes place Saturday, June 13 from 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at SoMa StrEat Food Park. Tickets are available here.