Article by Piper Courtenay, The Georgia Straight
If you’re attending the Ever After Music Festival in Ontario this year, don’t waste any brain power devising crafty ways to smuggle in weed. On Sunday (May 5), organizers of the annual three-day EDM concert announced attendees will be allowed to bring herb into the event—and consume it.
Ticket holders will still get frisked at the gate, but single-day attendees will be allowed to tote up to 10 grams of dried flower, and campers are permitted up to 28 grams to be kept their designated sites. The only catch is the cannabis needs to be pre-rolled. Organizers emphasized a no-tolerance policy for bongs, pipes, or other consumption accessories.
Gabriel Mattacchione, president of the Ever After production company, Beyond Oz, told CTV News the event is treating weed like cigarettes in that there will be a designated smoking zone. The festival’s sesh spot will be tobacco- and alcohol-free and the sale of cannabis product is not permitted.
The website also states: “The use or possession of any illegal drugs will not be tolerated anywhere inside or outside the venue. Narcotics officers will be working both areas and enforcing all drug-related laws…If you are found intoxicated at entry, security will not allow you to enter the venue.”
Ever After is being held in at Kitchener at the Bingemans grounds from June 7 to 9.