Rapper Chucky Chuck recently gave his fans an experience they’ll never forget… though their memory might be a little foggy. Shortly after hitting the stage on Saturday 8 October at the 13th annual Kushstock Festival in Adelanto, California, the 42-year-old swapped the typical concert fog machine with a custom cannabis cannon that literally blasted weed smoke into the crowd.
Created in partnership with two cannabis companies, namely Smoke Busters and Elite Solutions, the industrial-sized weed cannon was customised out of a leaf blower attached to cooking pots or strainers, which was then filled with the psychoactive substance and lit with torches.
Bluntly put, the apparatus is equipped with enough and more power to get the person on the other end super stoned.
“Fuck a fog machine we had @elite_solution and @essmokebusters on deck last night at Kushstock in Adelanto,” Chuck wrote on Instagram. “Nothing but vibes all day…” In a video which accompanied the post, a staff member was seen carrying the custom cannon on stage and directing the huge plumes of smoke towards the crowd—who, in turn, were seen loving and inhaling every second of the stunt.
After the video went viral across social media platforms, fans started demanding Chuck’s gig in their own city. “Game stepper,” a user commented, while another wrote: “You need to play at Observatory oc and do this, it’s 420 friendly.”
Well, a custom weed cannon is pretty on-brand for the Kushstock festival, the world’s largest free and legal celebration of cannabis presented by the Medicated Barbies—which usually hosts over 10,000 attendees over the age of 21 every year. Here, concert-goers can purchase from licensed cannabis retailers while enjoying live performances. Over the years, artists like E40, Juicy J, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and Immortal Technique have also headlined the event.
California was additionally the first US state to legalise medical marijuana in 1996, which later expanded into recreational use in 2016. Currently, 19 states, two US territories, and Washington, DC, have all legalised possession of small amounts of marijuana.
On Thursday 6 October, President Joe Biden also revealed his controversial plans to grant pardons to people charged with marijuana possession on a federal level—which is estimated to be around 6,500 citizens—and initiate an administrative review of cannabis scheduling. The talks of declassifying marijuana as a Schedule I substance are being renewed considering that other drugs in the category (heroin, LSD, ecstasy, methaqualone, and peyote) are potentially lethal.