National Cannabis Festival gates open at HIGH NOON on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Please read the FAQs below. Help us ensure the NCF experience is positive and meaningful for all involved.

What time is the festival open to the public?

Gates open 12PM with a strict curfew of 8PM.

Where can I get tickets? Can I buy tickets at the gates?

You must be 21+ with valid government issued identification to attend National Cannabis Festival.

You can buy VIP Memberships while supplies last (hurry, they will definitely sell out). You can buy Early-Bird General Admission tickets online for $35 from December 10 until December 31, 2019.

Starting January 1, 2020, General Admission tickets will be $45 online until February 29, 2020. On March 1, 2020, General Admission ticket prices go up to $55 and starting on April 1, 2020, General Admission tickets are $65. Tickets will be available on the day of the festival for $75 while supplies last. ATMs will be on-site for cash purchases and can be found at the box office, bar, and exhibitor areas. Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

How do we get there? Is parking available?

The RFK Stadium Festival Grounds are located in Lot 6, the field adjacent to Oklahoma Ave NE. Parking is available for $20 (cash only) in Lot 3, 5, 8 and 8A. Find maps, location, and parking directions on the Festival Map page. We encourage carpools and public transportation.

What if it rains?

Ponchos and collapsible umbrellas are permitted. We’re watching the weather closely to make adjustments as needed. Rain or shine, we will be dancing! 

Is re-entry allowed?

For security reasons, if you leave the gates, you will not be allowed back in without purchasing another ticket. But don’t worry — everything you need will be on site! Check out the Munchie Zone food offerings and learn more about all the exhibitors presenting at this year’s festival.

What items are prohibited at the festival?

The following items are prohibited inside the festival.

  • No metal or glass containers of ANY kind

  • No backpacks or large bags over 14″x 14″

  • No large flags, banners, or totems

  • No poles or staffs (sorry wizardry folks!)

  • No weapons of any kind, including nunchucks or magical wands (see previous bullet)

  • No outside food and beverages. (Don’t worry, we’ll have free water and plenty of food and drink options inside

  • No coolers or containers of any size

  • No professional cameras with detachable zoom lenses and/or tripods

  • No video cameras

  • No animals, mythical or otherwise (with the exception of service animals)

  • No fireworks, whistles, laser pointers, adhesive stickers, air horns, vuvuzelas, kites, missile/projectile-like objects, frisbee or inflated balls, confetti, streamers, drones, open flames, or torches of any kind

  • No bad vibes or fighting of any kind

  • No lions, tigers, or bears… oh, my!

What can we bring?

The following items are permitted inside.

  • Collapsible lawn chairs, blankets, yoga mats, and seating cushions

  • Slack-line hammocks (no business hammocks, only leisure!)

  • EMPTY plastic water containers and/or camel backs (a free water station will be available on site)

  • Backpacks/bags smaller than 14″ x 14″

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, ponchos, collapsible umbrellas

  • Costumes encouraged!

  • Hula-hoops

  • Inflatable flotation devices (Hey you… You with the inflatable cannabis leaf! Today is your day, man. Make us proud!)

I purchased a VIP Membership, but haven’t received any info. What gives?

VIP information should have been emailed to the email address you used to purchase your tickets. Be sure to check your spam folder. If you need to update this information, please send proof of purchase to and we will get you sorted!


Weed like you to know the law

Is the festival on private or public land?

RFK Stadium Grounds is public land and the festival is held on public land. All DC marijuana laws apply.

Will there be weed for sale? 

Outside of medical dispensaries, it is illegal to buy or sell marijuana in DC. No medical marijuana dispensaries will be on site, but there will be dispensary representatives and medical professionals available for questions.

Can we smoke weed at the festival?

The DC government wants you to keep your weed smoking private.

What about edibles? 

No outside food or drink is allowed inside the festival, regardless of the THC content. 

Can we bring our pipes, bongs, rigs, rolling papers and one-hitters?

DC law permits you to possess marijuana-related drug paraphernalia in public. However, glass apparatuses, flame torches, or other large smoking devices are not permitted in the venue for safety reasons.

What’s the deal with police at the festival?

As a safety requirement, Metro Police Department (MPD) and private security will be on-site.


Weed like you to be safe

Will there be first aid?

Definitely. Paramedics will be on-site at the medical tent located at the front gates and next to the main stage. If you are unable to reach the medical tent, find a security or staff member for assistance.

I'm allergic and/or on a strict diet for medical reasons. Can I bring my own food to the site?

Our Munchies Zone will have a variety of options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. For special conditions, please email and we will work on a solution to accommodate your needs.

Will there be water fountains? And/or how much is water?

FREE drinking water is available and listed on the festival map. Bottled water and cups will be available for sale at the bar and merch area. Stay hydrated!