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A Weekend with the Daily High Club CEO

 

A Weekend With the Daily High Club CEO

With the High Times Dope Cup, and Salute the Troops festivals going down in the same day and a rally for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders the following one, I knew I’d be busy. I smoked up and made sure I got a good night’s sleep Friday night, woke up nice and early Saturday, and got a big breakfast in me and prepared for the festivities. As a long time smoker with a need for entertainment, I pulled out of my parking spot and hit the road heading east for the desert one sunny March weekend afternoon.

A Weekend With the Daily High Club CEO High Times Dope Cup

(Credit: High Times/Jesse Faatz)

 

The long two hour drive from Los Angeles to Adelanto, California was made easier with some great tunes and friends to help pass the time. Upon arrival at the Adelanto Stadium Grounds, the parking lot was jam packed with cars and people streaming towards the entrance. This first ever legal cannabis marketplace was a wonderland for smokers and even an awesome event for non-smokers too. Featuring booths vending art, glass, smokeables, munchies and more, there was something for any kind of enthusiast. Traveling artist Vincent Gordon, known for his trippy inspired prints and blotter art, was in attendance slinging his work and enjoying the smoke. Since this was the first legal cannabis marketplace event, plenty of herb vendors took part. Big Mike’s Blends rolled out their line of pre-rolls, and Xotic Flavorz had their sungrown product on display straight from Humboldt county, CA. Hosted by Adam Ill, with guest appearances from the mayor and city council of Adelanto, the event was even capped off by an epic performance by Waka Flocka Flame! Sunday’s main event was the awards ceremony presented by the highest host Adam Ill. Between performers and representatives, winners like Nameless Genetics, Raw Gardens, and even our friends Chong’s Choice would accept the first ever Dope Cups!

A Weekend With the Daily High Club CEO High Times Dope Cup

(Credit: High Times/Jesse Faatz)

 

After my dope time at the Dope Cup I jumped back in my whip and headed an hour back towards the civilization of LA for the Salute the Troops Festival in Pomona. This multi-genre music and comedy festival was all about giving back to those who serve, with a portion of proceeds going to Mission 22, The Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and the Veterans Yoga Project. For every full price ticket sold, a ticket was gifted to an active service member -- and it was packed. Saturday night at the Fox Theater the OG Snoop Dogg had the crowd going crazy! Playing his old favorites like “The Next Episode,” a massive hit collaboration with Dr. Dre, and Nate Dogg, as well as “Nuthin’ But a G Thang,” another Dr. Dre Collaboration. Snoop still puts on a wild show after twenty plus years of performing. Vendors all around the theater were veterans and veteran-owned and operated businesses selling products like apparel and snacks. Sunday featured performances by Cheat Codes music, and members of the Wu-Tang Clan and the place was just as rocking as Snoop on Saturday.

A Weekend With the Daily High Club CEO Salute The Troops Festival

Before I headed back east for the night of music and comedy in Pomona at Salute the Troops night three, I made sure to hit the Bernie Sanders presidential candidacy rally at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. The Vermont Senator’s first visit to Southern California since announcing his presidential bid brought out supporters of all ages thanks to his progressive policies. The crowd here was more enthusiastic about cannabis reform than the other two events combined! Discovering the fire that was lit (no pun intended) in the hearts and minds of other young people actively seeking to make a change within the political system made it clear that the “lazy stoner” stereotype is just that - a stereotype. Sanders was met with cheers as he discussed a wide range of topics from social justice to wage reform to healthcare.
A Weekend With the Daily High Club CEO Bernie Sanders Rally
With the mayor of Adelanto presenting at Dope Cup, Salute the Troops helping veterans, and Bernie supporters mobilizing to help legalize, it is clear that the modern smoker at an event wants to move the industry forward. Events like these and the National Cannabis Festival hosted in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., are moving the stigma. Cannabis is more political than most industries and attending these events makes that very clear. Stoners today want to make a change and shed the stigmas of the past by striving to actively make change for the betterment of society.
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