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“We decided to stay focused on throwing one once a year so it can be something that people can really look forward to,” said Dracup, who owns Hitman Glass and the consumption-friendly Hitman Coffee Shop.
There will be a bit more freedom at this year’s event thanks to the November passage of Proposition 64, which legalized marijuana for adults in California.
At past Chalice festivals, all attendees had to be 18 or older and have a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana, since cannabis is sold onsite and public consumption is allowed. This year, while only medical marijuana patients 18 and older will be allowed in designated areas that sell cannabis products, Dracup said they’re allowing anyone 21 and older into the festival.
He’s proud of their safety record, boasting that not a single person was arrested at last year’s massive event.
Chalice is focused on trying to highlight the legitimacy of the growing industry, Dracup said, with an emphasis on having a transparent cannabis competition that focuses on lab tested, pesticide-free products — something that won’t be required in California until 2018.
“I’m trying to put myself into this festival,” he said, with exhibits and a venue and acts that he know he’ll enjoy.
They’re spending $100,000 on elaborate art installations and more than $1 million on music acts, Dracup said.
Other performers at the July event include Big Boi (of Outkast), Capleton, Pouya, The Floozies, Juelz Santana & Cam’Ron (formerly known as Dipset), The Lox, Berner, Warren G, King Lil G, Manic Focus, Pressure, Marlon Asher, Ghostemane, Ras Shiloh, Izac King, Buddy and Kong. And more names are expected to be added in coming weeks.
Dracup said he’s personally most excited to see Thievery Corporation, who will come on after Cypress Hill during the Friday night show. He’s a fan of the eclectic group, and he’s hoping festival-goers might discover them they way he fell in love with new groups at other festivals.
“I love what I do for a living and I’m really proud of what the festival has become,” he said.
Single-day tickets to Chalice start at $55 and three-day passes at $120, with VIP and judges’ packages also available. Visit ChaliceCalifornia.com for tickets and more information.
This story was first published on TheCannabist.com
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