Dabbing in the desert at California’s biggest hash festival.
Eddy Lepp crushes the nugs between his fingertips and pulls his fingers to his nose to smell the aromatic terpenes. After serving eight-and-a-half years of a mandatory 10-year sentence in federal prison for growing cannabis, he’s returned to California — where marijuana use is now legal for adults — and is basking in the moment, wearing two chains of ganja flowers dipped in gold and cruising the booths at the 2017 Chalice California festival. He doesn’t shy away when people want to take photos with him or ask him to assess the quality of their purchases. The buds are slightly airy, he says, but the aroma is good. No, he can’t smoke, he’s still on probation, but thanks anyway.
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