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Mary Jane In The Land Of Mickey & Minnie: Kush Expo Lights Up Outdoors In Anaheim

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Snoop OG Kush medical marijuana (Photo by Michael Zampelli via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr)
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Linear time is just like, your opinion, man. The 'second annual' Kush convention is rolling into the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend, a mere eight months after the first (a third expo has also been booked for Nov. 18-20), according to the OC Register.

The convention is billed as a way to get medical-marijuana patients information about products and companies, organizers said. But its also a celebration of all things related to marijuana culture, including music and art and, even, silly costumes. The first expo held last November attracted thousands of people during its three-day run.

Notable for its smoking patio where "card-carrying medical-marijuana patients could smoke pot during the event, just outside the Convention Center doors," the expo, billed as the largest in Orange County, is open to people 18 and older and includes vendor booths, collective reps, dispensaries, growing gear, smoking equipment and card-issuing doctors offering exams.

Anaheim has been battling in court to defend an ordinance that bans medical-marijuana dispensaries within city limits. City officials are aware of the expo and have approved the smoking area noting that "security officers will ensure that it is only open to qualified patients," and that no pot will be sold on site.

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ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER
July 8-9-10, 2011

Friday - 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets $11 to $20 available online and at the door.