FAQ: 2022 National Cannabis Festival in DC

The 2022 National Cannabis Festival is this weekend in DC. Here’s everything you need to know.

More than just your average “pot-lucky” get-together, the 2022 National Cannabis Festival is coming to DC this weekend. Here’s everything you need to know.

  • Q: What is the National Cannabis Festival?
  • As one might guess, the NCF celebrates marijuana in its various forms. It was founded in 2015 by a small group of cannabis enthusiasts to celebrate the legalization of marijuana in DC and across the United States, according to its pun-laden website (“WEED LIKE YOU TO ATTEND”). .

  • Q: When is the National Cannabis Festival?
  • The National Cannabis Festival takes place on Saturday at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds in Lot 8.

    Doors open at “noon” (early-entry ticket holders can enter at 11 a.m.) and there is a curfew at 10 p.m.

  • Q: Do I need a ticket?
  • Sure. Tickets are on sale now and come in a variety of flavors, although many have already sold out.

    1-day general admission passes are $85 and 2-day tickets are $115, for example.

    Get more information on the National Cannabis Festival website.

  • Q: What are the events?
  • Not to be blunt about it, but there are too many events at the National Cannabis Festival to list here – music, exhibits, food, talks about marijuana politics and more.

    Consult the official program guide.

  • Q: Is there food?
  • Sure. The NCF has its own “Munchies Zone” with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

    There is also a drinks area with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Q: Who are the suppliers and sponsors? be
  • There are a ton of vendors and sponsors, the list showing how the cannabis industry has grown.

    Companies such as Lyft, DC Brau, Takoma Wellness Center, Byrdland Records, Eaton DC (the Official Hotel Partner), Joyful Bath Company and others will mingle with product brands, retailers, testing labs, vape shops and even a cannabis-focused business. university.

    The complete list of exhibitors is available on their website.

  • Q: Will there be weed for sale?
  • Congress won’t let DC sell weed, and since we’re not yet a state, what Congress says will (or won’t). So no. Outside of medical dispensaries, it is still illegal to buy or sell marijuana in the district.

    Although there are no medical marijuana dispensaries in NCF, dispensary representatives and medical professionals will be available to answer questions.

  • Q: Ok so how do I get there and is there parking?
  • The main entrance is at RFK Festival Grounds, Lot 5.

    There is parking, but it’s $20 (cash or card) in lots 1, 2, 3, and 6. Parking fees apply all day.

    There is no parking in the neighborhood; vehicles parked in the neighborhood will be ticketed and towed away, the NCF site says.

    No RVs/recreational vehicles.

    Carpooling is lot 3.

    The ADA parking lot is lot 4 and you must display a handicap permit to gain admission. ADA shuttles will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    If you want to take the subway to get there, you want the Stadium Armory subway station (the orange/blue/silver lines). For Metrobus, take the 96, 97 or B2 to Stadium-Armory station and Bus Bay, then walk.

    Below is a map of the location.

  • Q: Are there things I shouldn’t bring?
  • Yeah. Don’t bring any of these, they are all prohibited, according to the NCF FAQ:

    • No metal or glass containers of any kind;
    • No backpacks or large bags larger than 14″x 14″;
    • No large flags, banners or totems;
    • No poles or sticks;
    • No weapons of any kind, including num-chuks or magic wands;
    • No outside food and drink;
    • No coolers or containers of any size;
    • No professional cameras with detachable zooms and/or tripods;
    • No video cameras;
    • No animals except service animals;
    • No fireworks, whistles, laser pointers, stick-on stickers, horns, vuvuzelas, kites, missile/projectile type objects, frisbees or puffy balls, confetti , streamers, drones, open flames or torches of any kind.

    And don’t fight.

  • Q: What am I allowed to bring?
    • folding garden chairs, blankets, yoga mats and cushions for seats;
    • slack-line hammocks;
    • Empty plastic water containers and/or camelbacks (a free water station will be available on site);
    • Backpacks/bags smaller than 14″ x 14″;
    • Sunglasses, sunscreen, ponchos, folding umbrellas;
    • Costumes are encouraged;
    • hoops;
    • Inflatable flotation devices.
  • Q: Will there be security at the festival?
  • Yeah. As a security requirement, DC police and private security will be there.

    There will also be paramedics at the medical tent located at the entrance gates and next to the main stage.

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