A large cloud of smoke grazed over the Long Beach harbor last weekend from April 28-29, as the Smokers Club Fest kicked off at the historic RMS Queen Mary. Over 10,000 people attended the hip-hop festival, headlined by Wiz Khalifa, Schoolboy Q and Kid Cudi.
Hosted by Goldenvoice, who also put on Coachella and FYF in Southern California, The Smokers Club Fest hosts a special emphasis on cannabis. Various dispensaries, vape companies, cigar wrap businesses and other weed-related industries set up booths promoting their businesses at the festival, while its attendants sparked up throughout.
One business, in particular was Super Clinik, who sponsored the secondary stage for the music festival. The Santa Ana business offered patrons (over 21) free non-medicated edibles, after signing-up for their VIP list.
Puffy, a cannabis-based social network, originally advertised as a dating app, also had representatives in attendance. Since launching over 8 months ago, the app has achieved over 10,000 installs on the Google Play Store.
“We’re a really inviting app,” Aaron, a rep for Puffy, told BallerStatus.”A lot of people push the dating thing but we’re much more than that. Our events page allows people to market for free. It’s a great opportunity (for the cannabis community) on there.”
A variety of hip-hop artists joined the event on Sunday, with hardened Los Angeles hip-hop veterans like Dom Kennedy, and Earl Sweatshirt taking the stage, alongside emerging acts such as Cousin Stizz, and Rapsody on the Clinik Stage. The Stick.E.Vape main stage was even more varied, hosting the likes of Lil Xan, Juicy J, Isaiah Rashad and Flatbush Zombies alongside the evenings headliner Kid Cudi.
Published: May 03, 2018
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