'Bayked SD' festival to celebrate legal cannabis on April 20 without marijuana

Posted at 12:18 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 20:33:25-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego marijuana supporters are being invited to legally celebrate 4-20 at an Embarcadero Park festival but organizers remind attendees that smoking in public remains illegal.

Legal weed supporters will gather in Embarcadero Park North for Bayked SD, a festival meant to celebrate marijuana and the unique holiday with educational seminars and various musical acts.

"Regardless of the origin of 4-20, it now marks a community celebration of a makeshift holiday where friends gather to enjoy life and spread the feel-good (sp) vibes year after year," organizers wrote online.

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Festival organizers cautioned there will be no marijuana products of any kind sold on the premises, noting while it's legal to smoke marijuana in California it's not legal to smoke in public.

A variety of cannabis brand vendors will be in attendance and sessions to provide education on recreational marijuana will be held.

An insider with the festival told 10News that organizers will incorporate a combination of pre-event and on-site precautions to deter marijuana consumption.

Organizers will remind attendees on-site and through email prior to the event that marijuana is not allowed. There will also be San Diego Harbor Police officers on-site, an additional security team, and screening before entering the festival, they said.

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While legal marijuana is the centerpiece, notable acts slated to headline the event include Wyclef Jean, Dirt Nasty, MC Flow, and more. Food from local favorites including Meze Greek Fusion, El Chingon, Dang Brothers Pizza, San Diego Poke, and more will be offered.

The festival will be held from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is a 21 and older event. Tickets are available from $30 - $80 and proceeds will benefit the Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego.

San Diego-based dispensary Urbn Leaf is sponsoring the event.