High Times 4/20 Cannabis Cup denied by California city officials to allow marijuana

(High Times Medical Cannabis Cup 2013 in San Bernardino, Renato Pascual Jr)

California’s new marijuana laws are keeping the cannabis out of this weekend’s High Times 420 Cannabis Cup.

San Bernardino officials have voted to deny the approval needed for the event to allow marijuana use and sales at the event held at the city’s NOS Events Center, reports NBC News.

High Times’ application for a temporary cannabis event license was initially allowed by the chief of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control Lori Ajax, but was eventually denied by 6-0 city council vote held just two days before the 4/20 stoner holiday.

Without the city’s approval, the annual celebration of cannabis culture will not be legally allowed to include marijuana sales and on-site consumption, which has been the event’s major draw for several years.

“The new regulations of the cannabis world provide new hurdles to overcome,” said High Times CEO Adam Levin to Cannabis Now. “High Times looks forward to continuing to pioneer this new world and work with the state and municipalities to put on legal events around the world.”

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