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In California, marijuana is only legal for medical purposes, but this isn’t stopping suppliers to host a marijuana food fair filled with pot-infused cupcakes, nuts and other edible forms of the drug.

The “Get Baked Sale” happening this Saturday at a food truck hub in San Francisco comes as marijuana proponents are working tirelessly to legalize recreational use of the drug through a statewide voter initiative next year in November 2016. The event creator Jared Stratton said, “it’s going to be legal next year, so if we integrate it now, people can come see what it’s like and have fun, that it’s not what they think and it’s definitely going mainstream.”


Ticket holders showing the required paperwork at the entrance will get bracelets and hand stamps allowing them to sample and buy the “medicated” snack foods and beverages that also will be served, Stratton said. Two doctors are scheduled to be on hand to provide on-the-spot recommendations, he said. Attendees preferring a different ingestion approach, can have their marijuana and food separate, buy dried marijuana and take hits at a bar providing smoking accessories.

According to Officer Grace Gatpandan, a police department spokeswoman, three other festivals also are taking place in the city on Saturday so the San Francisco Police Department does not plan to have officers at the marijuana food fair checking that only people legally permitted to use medical marijuana are the only ones eating or to stop them from lighting up in public.

Only time will tell if the police presence statement is true.