Marijuana street fair promises ultimate smoking lounge
A street fair this weekend in Oakland is devoted to marijuana and will feature speakers, hundreds of exhibitors, music and what organizers call a "Patient Consumption Area and VIP Lounge" with "approved onsite consumption" -- located directly in front of City Hall.
Tickets for the International Cannabis and Hemp Expo start at $18.
For $300, you get a Golden Ticket that includes, according to the expo's website, "a judge's pass that allows you to sample dozens of strains," access to a tented "Vapor Lounge" and two "complementary hash bars."
"A true VIP experience," organizers promise.
-- Mike Anton
Photo: Marijuana varieties on display in Portland, Ore. Credit: Rick Bowmer / Associated Press