Steve April 13, 2021

National Cannabis Festival, gay news, Washington Blade

A scene from the 2017 National Cannabis Festival. This year’s event features social distancing protocols at RFK. (Photo courtesy NCF)

The 5th annual National Cannabis Festival, presented by the World Music Festival, hosts a Dazed & Amused Movie Experience Saturday, April 17 at 8 p.m. until Sunday, April 18 at 1 a.m. in the RFK Stadium Lot (2400 East Capitol St., N.E.).

General admission, VIP and double-header tickets are on sale for either one or both of the features, which include “How High” at 8 p.m. and “The Big Lebowski” at 11 p.m. Tickets range from $45 – $165.

The National Cannabis Festival raises awareness about the need for federal legislation and criminal justice reform while creating a platform for equity in the cannabis industry.

The full 2021 festival, headlined by Method Man and Redman, has been postponed due to the pandemic. A new date will be announced on June 1.

To participate in the drive-in event, one ticket per vehicle is required, and participants must arrive in vehicles and adhere to pandemic guidelines to gain entry. Face masks and social distancing are required when outside of your vehicle. All activities are scheduled to run rain or shine.

Gates open at 7 p.m. and early arrivals can enjoy a pre-party with a live DJ presented by Byrdland Records. Blunt Factz hosts cannabis trivia where attendees can win prizes and other swag. Food vendors will be on hand to sell Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, CBD popcorn from Pink Fox and other munchies. However, cannabis consumption is forbidden at the RFK site.

More information is available at and via the event’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter sites.

Read More