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With festival season unfolding in New York City and beyond, there’s a familiar buzz in the air — and we’re not just talking about music. From laid-back gatherings to massive events like Governors Ball NYC, there’s something special about enjoying a lovely high amid the backdrop of live music and community. From tips, pre-festival rituals, and product recommendations, explore everything you need to know about cannabis during the festival season.

The Travel Agency’s music festival prep list

To make the most of your festival experience, plan! This list can help you be sure to have an absolute blast on your next festival trip.

Know the rules

Take the time to research the laws and regulations regarding cannabis where the festival is located. Make sure you understand whether or not cannabis is permitted at your event. While you can smoke cannabis in some public areas in New York City, the festival itself may have rules against it. Checking those rules ahead of time can save you from an unpleasant surprise. Always review the festival’s policies beforehand to determine whether bringing cannabis to events like Gov Ball is allowed.

Pack smart

Prioritize essentials when packing for your festival trip to enhance your comfort and enjoyment at the event. Remember to bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated (especially after your sesh), sunglasses, and a hat to shield your eyes from the sun. If allowed, bring some protein bars or something small to snack on for when the munchies kick in. Don’t forget to charge your phone fully before leaving, and consider bringing a portable charger to stay connected.

While it may be tempting to bring cannabis with you, for most festivals, it’s best to consume it before you go and leave the rest at home. This will help avoid complications at security checkpoints and ensure a smooth entry into the festival grounds.

Safety first

Keep your well-being at the forefront of your mind throughout festival weekends. Apply sunscreen to protect your skin, and stay aware of your surroundings as much as possible. If you consume cannabis, make sure your friends know about it.

If you’re camping at the festival, secure your belongings and lock valuables away when not in use. Always trust your instincts; if something doesn’t feel right, don’t hesitate to seek help from the festival staff or security.

Plan your day in advance

Festivals are generally large, busy places and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to go. Review the festival map and schedule beforehand to familiarize yourself with the lineup and stages. You can prioritize which artists you want to see and plan accordingly. It can also help show you the way if you feel overwhelmed. Print out the map and schedule, or secure a festival brochure to keep with you during your visit; this way, you have everything handy if you don’t have cell phone service.

Stay connected

Come up with a plan to stay in touch with your group in case your phone dies or you don’t have service. Coordinate a communication plan and try to check in with one another at specific times throughout the day. This will help ensure everyone stays together and can regroup quickly if needed. Familiarize yourself with the ground layout and amenities like bathrooms, water refill stations, and medical tents.

6 cannabis products for a fun festival outing

Whether dancing under the stars at Gov Ball or exploring Summerstage concerts at Central Park, having the right products can make all the difference. Remember that these products must be consumed before entering most festivals, so don’t forget to read the rules so your products don’t get confiscated.

Edie Parker Early Bird Pre-Roll

The Edie Parker Early Bird pre-rolls are the quintessential companion for the vibrant atmosphere of a music festival. Crafted specifically for daytime indulgence, the sativa blend offers the right balance of euphoria and creativity, which is ideal for keeping you energized and engaged throughout the day. They’re conveniently packaged in two 0.5-gram pre-rolls, just enough to share with a friend and not have to find a place to stash the leftovers. Seize every moment of the festival with a clear mind, body, and spirit.

1906 Go Drops

1906 Go Drops are the festival-goer’s secret weapon, delivering a balanced blend of caffeine and cannabis to elevate your experience to new heights. With their fast-acting onset, kicking in within about 20 minutes, Go Drops are best enjoyed right before the festival to ensure you’re primed for the excitement ahead. Get a 20-pack if you’re sharing with friends, or opt for a 2-pack for a single-serving dose before you hit the road.

Florist Farms Social Strawberry Gummies

Florist Farm’s Social Strawberry Gummies are tailor-made to enhance your festival experience with flavor and fun. Infused with a blend of THC and CBG, they’re a great choice to stay energized, uplifted, and sociable throughout the event. Each gummy delivers 10 mg THC and 10 mg CBG, so you can savor the perfect dosage to stay in tune without missing a beat. This tin is best for a big group, especially if some in your crew prefer a microdose. Read our edible dosing guide to prepare for the day.

House of Puff Social Spritz

The Social Spritz by House of Puff is a sophisticated cannabis spray that makes consumption as low-key as you can get. This discreet product provides portable, controlled mini-doses anytime, anywhere. With just one to three sprays under your tongue, you can enjoy this fast-absorbing spray’s effects within 15 to 30 minutes. Each spray contains about 1.5 mg THC and 8 mg CBD, the right mix for when you just want a small lift for your festival experience.

Dank. By Definition Strawberry Kiwi Infused Blunt

An infused blunt from Dank. By Definition is the right prelude to any music festival. Boasting a sweet and fruity smoke, the hybrid strain Strawberry Kiwi is known for packing a punch, and this 2-gram blunt sets the stage for an adventure like no other. This blunt’s not for the faint of heart, though: it’s infused with 100 mg of concentrates and wrapped in a fresh hemp wrap with a generous coat of kief.

Love Oui’d Energy Lychee Gummies

Tap into your festival’s vibe with Love Oui’d Energy Gummies. Each gummy contains a curated blend of THC and terpenes like limonene, pinene, and caryophyllene to elevate you to the next level of energy and focus. With 20 servings measuring 5 mg each, that’s just enough THC to keep up with the festival pace and provide a boost just strong enough to keep dancing the night away.

FAQs about cannabis and Gov Ball NYC

Can you bring cannabis into music festivals?

Cannabis laws vary by location and event, and some music festivals may allow you to bring cannabis products in. However, it’s important to note that you cannot bring cannabis into Gov Ball or many other large, popular festivals.

Also, remember that all bags will be searched for before entry. At Gov Ball, small clutch purses and fanny packs that are 6″ x 9″ or smaller do not need to be clear but can have no more than one pocket. All other bags larger than 6″ x 9″ must be smaller than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ and clear.

Can I smoke at a festival?

Cannabis consumption at Gov Ball is prohibited. Please be mindful of the rules at the festival and refrain from smoking on-site. Instead, consider consuming beforehand and choosing products like edibles that provide a long duration of effects.

How do I get to Gov Ball from The Travel Agency?

The Travel Agency has three convenient locations, with public transportation options to travel to the Gov Ball. Whether you’re traveling to the festival from our Union Square location (4/5/6 trains), Downtown Brooklyn dispensary (2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R, and W trains), or the Fifth Avenue store (B/D/F/M trains), you’ll be able to easily catch the subway to your final destination.

Music’s in the air with The Travel Agency

From planning to packing smart, there’s much to consider when heading to any music festival. When it comes time to gear up, look no further than The Travel Agency. As your one-stop shop for all cannabis products, we’ve covered everything you need to make the most of your adventure. So pack your bags and get ready for a summer full of concerts.

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