Talk about hanging out with your best buds. Herbal warriors, unite! Our culture’s favorite canna-bros are teaming up this Saturday to provide you a guided tour through the wild and wonderful world of medical marijuana that will be showcased during Dr. Greenthumb & Tommy Chong’s Spring Gathering festival in sunny San Berdoo. Do you consider yourself a Very Important Pot Smoker? Or just a casual patient? Well even the snootiest cannabis connoisseur will find this event—equal parts herb-friendly music and medical marijuana expo—a mind-opening blowout of attractions spanning the entertaining to the informative. Legal workshops, munchie gardens (gotta have those!), grow tips, panel discussions, celebrity appearances and hemp industry exhibits are just part of this festival’s game plan. And when you want to give your brain a rest from absorbing a weed-opedia’s worth of knowledge, it’s time to get your ears hooked on the best thing to happen to indica since Hostess Donettes: live music in the form of performances by Method Man and Redman, Fishbone, Kottonmouth Kings, Rebelution and (hed) p.e. Hell, not having Meth and Kottonmouth at a cannabis event is like throwing a bachelor party and not inviting the midget. It’s simply not done. Consider yourself dazed and confused no more.
Dr. Greenthumb & Tommy Chong’s Spring Gathering Music Festival and Medical Marijuana Expo at NOS Events Center, 689 S. “E” St., San Bernardino, (909) 888-6788; www.nosevents.com, www.springgathering.com. Sat, May 8. Doors open noon. $38.50 general admission, $209 VIP, $429 High Roller VIP.