Medical Marijuana

Fairgrounds to craft its cannabis policy this spring

Fairgrounds to craft its cannabis policy this spring

With state guidance in hand, the Del Mar Fairgrounds hopes to have a cannabis policy in place as early as March or April — in time to have clarity when the fairgrounds books its peak-season, late-summer events.

Over the past several years, California’s 52 state-owned fairgrounds have lingered in a mosaic of pot-friendliness, with some fairgrounds reaping huge revenues from massive, multi-day cannabis festivals while others have shunned such events altogether.

By putting a clear-cut policy in place, the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the Del Mar’s Fairgrounds, hopes to avoid the firestorm that erupted last year when a proposed cannabis festival stoked...

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