Cannabis Meets Lollapalooza, First Festival Since Illinois’ Legalization

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Lollapalooza was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the famous music festival is back at Grant Park this year, starting tomorrow and ending on Sunday. Not only is this the festival’s first post-COVID comeback, after being canceled last year, but also the decades-old event’s first run since Illinois’ adult cannabis market took off in 2020.  Chicago cannabis sales expected to increase as Lollapalooza kicks off tomorrow  According to cannabis market research firm, BDSA, out-of-state travelers coming to Lollapalooza is expected to boost dispensary sales in Chicago.  If you’re not familiar with the event, we’ll do our best to paint a picture of the massive music festival. Lollapalooza happens every year in Chicago, at Grant Park. In 2019, 400,000 people attended Lollapalooza, along with a few medical transports and arrests. Unfortunately, one person also died, which drew negative criticism towards the event’s safety protocols as another festival goer also died the year prior. Needless to say, the event brings a large crowd and plenty of room for cannabis sales to soar.  Drug use is popular at Lollapalooza Now that cannabis can be purchased legally in Illinois, one might wonder if the consumption of illegal, potentially unsafe drugs will decrease at the festival. The details surrounding the 2019 Lollapalooza death weren’t released, but the 2018 death of a 16-year-old was confirmed to be an overdose. Among the top five preferred drugs at Lollapalooza, alongside smoking cannabis and drinking alcohol, are MDMA, cocaine, and LSD, according to a survey conducted by global travel magazine, Time Out. One third of those surveyed have smoked cannabis in Grant Park, while more than 70% drank alcohol.  Opt for vaping or eating edibles Don’t let this give you any ideas. Smoking cannabis is prohibited per Grant Park’s rules, but more discrete methods of consumption…

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