High Times at Grass Lands

*Disclaimer: This is obviously a promoted post. High Times is a participant in Outsidelands 2022*

For the first time ever, High Times is coming to Outside Lands in San Francisco! Hosting the Grass Lands Farmers’ Market, aka the dispensary village INSIDE the festival grounds, this marks the first time the brand has brought its new retail model into a live event experience, and we couldn’t be more excited to party with you all!

Outside Lands

In case you aren’t hip, Outside Lands is the three day music and culture festival in San Francisco, thrown by Superfly, the mad scientists behind Bonnaroo, and it’s taking place this weekend. Featuring world-class talent like Post Malone, Green Day, Sza and countless more, the event also has various age-gated areas to imbibe, like Beerlands, Winelands, and our favorite, Grass Lands. It truly is an adult wonderland. If you can make it, tickets are still available here.

Courtesy of Outside Lands

Grass Lands

Now, while there will be several activations taking place across the Grass Lands footprint, High Times will be powering the central Farmers’ Market, and we’re bringing a taste of our new stores directly to you. From High Times’ own Red & Black label products to keep you elevated, to Pabst Blue Ribbon’s High Seltzer & Cann to keep you hydrated, we’re excited to share our stash with you all!

High Times will also be powering the mobile order pickup, so if you’re the type who likes to skip lines, no sweat, we’ve got you covered! You can order ahead from within the official Outsidelands app! Just navigate to the main menu in the upper left corner, tap Grass Lands (6th option), then mobile ordering in the bottom right corner, and we’ll get you sorted!

What a time to be alive, man!

What to see?

Besides obviously taking advantage of the fact that you can now buy weed legally inside festivals, there’s a ton of cool stuff happening at the event to get into. While there’s sure to be a ton of yet-to-be-seen art & activations to trip out on, below is a selection of my personal agenda for the fest:

*Disclaimer: I have no idea if this is within complaint daily purchase limits – don’t sue me!*


  • Kicking things off in the SOMA Tent at 12:45. Will be posted in the tent across two sets (Major League Djz & AMEME) so rocking some of Pabst Blue Ribbon’s High Seltzer to gently get the day started, and keep me hydrated. I’ve got to hit turntable legend Craze at 4 in the House by Heineken… I hope they let me in even though I’ll clearly be stoned.
  • Oliver Tree’s playing the Lands End stage at 5:30, and I can’t miss that. I’ll bring some of the brand’s new Black Label prerolls to really get into the vibes. After that’s Lil Uzi, and I’ll want to have a solid buzz on for that show.
  • Finally, I’m hitting Disclosure’s set at Sutro to close out the night. I know there’s a new state of emergency and all that, but there’s no way I’m not in the crowd for this one. I’ll be rocking Halara’s Zkooby Znakz cart so I don’t have to worry about relighting, or first-time-lighting someone else on fire.
Courtesy of Outside Lands


  • As I’m sure I’ll be sleep deprived by this point, I’m going to go relive my youth and start the day out with a good cry at the Emo Night Tour’s set. Taking place at the Panhandle at 1:30, I’ll bring the Smokiez fruit chews with me, in case I need to eat my feelings.
  • Pop in to check out both Larry June (at Twin Peaks at 5:30) and Jack Harlow (Lands End at 6:40)
  • Finally I’m going to get comfortable at Sutro with some Heavy Hitters Diamond Prerolls to check out Parcels, and hang out there into Polo & Pan. I’m bringing some of Cann’s Blood Orange Hi-Boys for that one, because I feel like that’s what those guys would drink if they were watching themselves. It feels appropriate.


  • I anticipate this will be a slow morning, but I’m jumping right into Sunday with Pussy Riot at the Panhandle. Hitting the stage at 4:10 I’m going to bring a multipack of the new Black Label joints because I’m definitely going to make friends in this crowd.
  • I can’t get TOO crazy there, because I’m the MOST excited about getting weird over at 100 Gecs set. Starting at 4:55 at Twin Peaks, I’m blasting the f off for these guys. I’ll have some of Jetpack’s FJ1 infused jawns to make sure everything they’re doing makes perfect sense to me.
  • Finally, in one of the most unexpected back to back set lineups of my entire life, I’m hanging out at Lands End from Weezer through Post Malone. Since I’m reliving my punk rock roots, into whatever the heck Posty is, I’m going to bring some of Heavy Hitter’s HVY Mules, as what better time for a mocktail than a rock show?

Past that, if it’s not on the above schedule I’ll be posted in the smoking section – as per usual. Come hang with us at the Farmer’s Market, and smoke a joint (or yell at, if you like) our Editor-in-Chief Ellen & I!

See you at the show!

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The Art of the Modern Cannabis Party

We are so darn lucky.

And sometimes we forget how lucky we are, especially in
cannabis-legal communities. But why are we so darn lucky? Because most of us in
America can enjoy this fine herb much more than we could even a few years ago.

We can enjoy weed pretty much out in the open, on street corners and on Instagram Live, and we can do so (mostly) with impunity. It seems like old hat to some of us, sure, but the freedom with which we enjoy cannabis still stuns our elders. Of course, we owe these newfound freedoms to the activists who fought for decades on our — and the plant’s — behalf.

They fought so we could possess and consume marijuana
without fear of imprisonment. They fought for a more honest understanding of
this infinitely complex medicinal plant. And to a lesser extent, they fought
for our right to party with our preferred substance of choice. Thanks to their
hard work, our present day includes a whole new way to entertain: the
post-prohibition, consumption-friendly cannabis party.

Weed has long been a staple at many of the world’s best parties, but to have cannabis join the mix of legal substances served at events changes things for dinner parties, casual happy hours and Super Bowl celebrations alike.

And like any other substance, marijuana brings its own
traditions and rituals along for the ride.

So it makes sense that throwing a successful cannabis party is quite different than hosting a cocktail party or a beer-paired dinner — something I’ve learned in my years of producing cannabis events of all types and sizes via my agency Grasslands. My colleagues and I have produced expansive cannabis industry mixers for 800-plus guests, and we’ve thrown intimate dinner parties for eight.

But regardless of the cannabis party’s size, certain things
ring true for a successful consumption-friendly event. If you are looking to
host a successful weed party, there are a few lessons worth learning first.

Before you start planning your next gathering, here are a few things to consider.

Incorporate Different Types of Cannabis Consumption

Not everyone smokes weed, and not everyone enjoys edibles, so make sure you don’t forget to consider that as you’re stocking the cannabis bar for your next shindig. While some parties are built around a thoughtful selection of microbrews and spirits, successful cannabis events thrive on a variety of flower and a multitude of consumption devices, including (ideally) a vaporizer for the light-lunged.

Sativa-dominant strains might seem ideal for the party
atmosphere, and they certainly are for me — but we all have friends who trend
toward downer strains because the uppers make them anxious, so keep that in
mind, too.

Also, edibles are made to share, and they make an ideal
amuse-bouche, especially because they have an onset time that will help the
effects kick in just as you’re serving the entree. Just remember to…

Clearly Mark Your Edibles

I threw an intimate holiday party a few years ago where multiple friends posted pictures of my modest if comprehensive edibles bar because I came up with a design they found both helpful and never-before-seen: A small bowl held edibles with 2.5 mgs of THC, while a slightly larger bowl contained 5 mg candies, and an even larger bowl held 10 mg pieces.

Each bowl was carefully marked with the psychoactive content
of the candies inside, making for an ultra-modern serve-yourself snack bar, one
that allowed my guests to care- fully assemble the exact dose they desired.

Not only is this the responsible way to serve cannabis
edibles at an event, but it’s also a lot of fun seeing new adopters bite half
of a 2.5 mg candy as a toe-dipping exercise, and watching more experienced
consumers fearlessly knock down a handful of 10 mg gummies.

It’s a modern-day choose your own adventure.

Cater to Your Friends’ Social Media Addiction

A hand-drawn chalkboard menu at the bud bar. A thought-
fully organized display of cannabis products. Simple twinkle lights in a
houseplant. A bouquet of fresh and fragrant flowers, with marijuana flower
intermingling with lilies and baby’s breath. A record player with colored vinyl
spinning right ’round (and pumping out the hot jams).

Eye candy should be a part of any intentional gathering. And
for cannabis events, eye candy is a must. The concept is simple: Give your
guests something delightful to look at, something playful to take in. Be it
simple or elaborate, your guests will appreciate the shiny objects and
fantastical flourishes — especially in their elevated state.

Try Something Different

Whether we’re talking music or menu, cannabis parties are
the best parties to try something different — something wacky, something
off-the-wall, something unexpected.

I’ve noticed this in my own consumption habits: If I’m sober
ordering from a menu, I’ll likely take a safe route, asking the waitstaff for
something familiar or a dish I’ve eaten many times before. But if I’m high and
ordering from a menu, I’m likely ordering something much more adventurous,
something I would never order without the THC coursing through my veins.

I love adopting that spirit when assembling the menu or the
playlist (or both) for a cannabis party. Instead of my tried-and-true dinner
party playlist, I’ll put on the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt or the bebop of
Charlie Parker. And in- stead of serving my go-to dinner party favorite
manicotti, I’ll instead bust out an eat-with-your-hands Mediterranean spread of
chicken shawarma with chopped onion, tomato, lettuce, cu- cumber, hummus, rice
pilaf and toasted pita.

Cannabis opens minds, so take advantage and introduce your
guests to something they might not be expecting.

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