Osheaga allowing legal cannabis on site for this weekend's music festival

Jul 29 2019, 4:09 pm

With this weekend’s wildly popular outdoor music festival looming, Osheaga organizers are reminding guests that only government-bought cannabis will be available on site.

Since the festival takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, smoking cannabis will be permitted as provincial law allows smoking in public parks.

More like OsheGANJA, right?

(Sorry, we still have time to work on that pun.)

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While live music, herds of people, and cannabis may pair together nicely, Osheaga officials are warning festival-goers that only sealed containers from a government source will be allowed.

Products brought on site must be legally purchased from the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) or an approved non-Quebec cannabis store in a sealed container that hasn’t been opened.

Therefore, guests will not be able to enter the site with any other forms of cannabis or anything brought to the festival in a previously opened SQDC container.

Guests will be allowed to have “a maximum of 20 grams in their possession, the maximum quantity allowed for by law.”



This is Osheaga’s first runthrough since cannabis became legal across the country last October and the event will adhere to the province’s marijuana laws.



Since smoking is allowed in public parks provincially, the music festival will abide. Security will be enforcing the festival’s rules at the venue’s main checkpoints and organizers ask patrons to help speed the process up by being ready to show sealed cannabis containers.



Keep in mind that 18 is the legal smoking age in the province and guests may be asked to show identification.