KITCHENER â€” Thousands of tokers are expected at the Ontario Cannabis Festival where organizers hope to roll the longest joint in the world.
Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7, at Bingemans, the spokesperson for the event says this will be the first festival of its kind in the province.
Tony Millar is a familiar face for many cannabis users in Waterloo Region. For years he organized the 4-20 events in front of Kitchener City Hall â€” the annual protests held April 20 around North America in support of marijuana legalization.
After legalization finally happened last fall, Millar started planning a big festival with several live bands, food trucks, workshops and a call for volunteers to roll the longest joint in the world.
“We are definitely excited to celebrate it in a legal way, it will be a big one,” said Millar.
Advanced ticket sales are strong, he said. The festival website indicates early-bird tickets have sold out, advance general admission is $39.55, and tickets at the gate will cost $50.85. There is also a VIP option for $90.
The only downer so far is that Guinness World Records declined an invitation to attend and witness the rolling of the world’s longest joint.
“Major bummer,” said Millar.
In December 2017, a group in Worcester, Mass., called Beantown Greentown, rolled a joint that was more than 32 metres â€” 106 feet â€” long. Millar is aiming for the 110-foot mark at the Ontario Cannabis Festival. Volunteers will be asked to donate bud, and roll a section. Millar says seven grams of cannabis can be rolled into a two-foot long joint.
“Everyone rolls their area, and then we connect it all together to make one, long joint,” says Millar.