Plans for an event called the Mississippi Cannabis Festival, scheduled for April 23 in Biloxi, Mississippi, have raised some eyebrows on the conservative coast, Nola.com reported.
That’s because, as the article points out, the pot remains illegal in the state of Mississippi.
It’s a point even organizers recognize; A promoter and owner of a CBD store told the newspaper about the common reaction, “You can not have a marijuana festival in Mississippi – it’s illegal!”
The catch, according to the article: there will be no consumption of illegal substances there, even if you still have to be 21 years or older to participate. And among the speakers are state legislators and proponents of legalizing marijuana.
One organizer described the festival as an educational opportunity for the only “canna-curious”;, with sessions on the cultivation and use of cannabis – from medical use to cooking with it. The event follows Mississippi’s latest legalization of medical marijuana, a law that will take effect later this year.