Mike Tyson’s DHS music festival emphasizes right to smoke weed. What’s unclear is if you can toke on site


A music event emphasizing an opportunity to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana in a festival setting is being presented Feb. 23 in Desert Hot Springs.

The names of the bands playing the event? That is expected to be announced Wednesday.

But one recognizable name associated with the festival is known. A company led by former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will sponsor the pop-up Kind Music Festival on 420 acres of land at Palm Drive and Varner Road, which is expected to become the future home of the Tyson Ranch Resort.

A limited number of $55 general admission tickets went on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday. The official sale of GA and $185 VIP tickets will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at kindmusicfestival.com.

The event is expected to attract 6,000 people, said a publicist for the event from MSO PR, who formerly handled public relations for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Up to 10 acts, including headliners and local bands, are scheduled to play from 2 to 11 p.m. on one stage.

But the Los Angeles-based MSO is billing the Kind Music Festival as “the first-ever all-ages music festival that embraces California’s updated cannabis regulations and offering alcoholic consumption to those 21+.”

Publicist Kelly Walsh said attendees will be permitted to smoke weed on festival grounds.

The Kind Music Festival announcement also says, “In accordance with the 2019 laws, there will be no sales of cannabis products at the festival.” The FAQ page of its websiteadds that festival-goers will not be allowed to bring drugs and/or paraphernalia to the event.

That raises some questions, including: If cannabis products won’t be sold on site, and festival-goers aren’t allowed to bring drugs or paraphernalia to the event, will people be allowed to bring marijuana-filled vapes or already-rolled “joints” into the festival?

That question isn’t answered on the festival’s FAQ page. The question, “Can I consume cannabis on site?” is answered with the response, “KMF salutes California’s progressive stance on cannabis and its updated recreational/medical laws that go into effect on January 1, 2019.”



Source – https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/music/2018/12/27/mike-tysons-festival-hypes-right-smoke-weed-can-you-toke-site/2427956002/