Marijuana festival in Del Mar canceled: Offficials terminate GoodLife Festival's contract

Posted at 10:53 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 13:53:18-04

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) - San Diego County's biggest marijuana festival has been canceled, for the time being.

At a meeting Tuesday night that included public comment from those opposing the GoodLife Festival, Del Mar Fairgrounds officials voted to cancel the organizer's contract "because it did not appear to follow all the laws of the land, in particular the Federal law."

A Del Mar Fairgrounds official told 10News: "The contract has been cancelled, but with the option for the promoter to create a new one that follows all laws of the land, including Federal. The vote 'was not an absolute prohibition,' as the board acknowledged the need for education about medical use of cannabis."

It has not been determined when officials would discuss the subject of the festival again.

Festival organizers said attendees with medical marijuana cards would be allowed to bring their own cannabis and smoke it designated outside areas.

Attendees would be able to buy products at the festival but not use it on site.

The festival for adults 21 and over was tentatively scheduled to take place on Sept. 23 at the Fairgrounds. About 6,000 people were expected to attend.