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Thousands expected at Del Mar Cannabis Festival

Posted at 5:03 PM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 22:02:30-04

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) — About 6,000 people are expected to attend a marijuana festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on September 23, 2017.

The "GoodLife Festival" rolls into town the weekend after KAABOO. 

“I don't think legalization of marijuana was a great thing,” said Tom Logan, a Del Mar resident.

Logan said he’s not too thrilled to hear the festival will be in his town. 

"I'm not sure it can be stopped at this point, I'm not in favor of it,” said Logan.

Organizers said it’ll be a celebratory kind of atmosphere, featuring live music and food. Those with a medical marijuana card will be allowed to smoke outside. 

“I'm assuming it would just go up into the atmosphere, I don't think it would migrate here,” said Logan.

Organizers said attendees will be able to buy products at the event, but not use it on site. They said the goal of the festival is to educate people about what’s out there and how to use marijuana safely.

“As long as there's traffic control and people are respectful of each other, that's the main thing, we need to respect each other,” said Logan.

The event is for those 21 and over. Tickets are $35.

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This isn’t the first conflict between the Del Mar Fairgrounds and its neighbors.

In 2016, the fairgrounds board held off on a contract for the KAABOO Festival until concert organizers made changes to improve noise levels, which organizers remedied in time to hold the festival.