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‘Tree Harvest’ Marijuana Festival Canceled

By Joe Khalil

YOLO COUNTY — The Tree Harvest festival scheduled for the April 20 weekend at the Yolo County Fairgrounds has been canceled.

It was supposed to be a first of its kind in our area, all-things-marijuana festival. Its website promoted a speaker series on marijuana education, marijuana-infused foods and drinks, cooking demos, competitions, a farmers market where presumably local growers could sample their stuff, art exhibits and entertainment.

Organizers say they’ve been planning it for nearly three years, and had established contracts with more than a dozen vendors, and received the proper state licenses. They got approval from Yolo County Fairgrounds.

“Everything looked really good, we were given permission to promote,” organizer John Javidan said.

However, the Yolo County Fairgrounds is within the jurisdiction of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Ed Prieto says he never gave anyone permission to have the festival.

Read more at Fox 40

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