Various anti-drug authorities are on alert regarding an international event in Costa Rica. They are still unsure where it is to take place but as its promotion suggests consumption of marijuana and derivatives, police, the OIJ, Pani, the Ministry of Health, and the Costa Rican Institute of Drugs are on alert.
The promotion on social networks include pictures of a Tica cart loaded with marijuana, the Costa Rican flag, pre-columbian sculptures, and the Angel of the Basilica with a sign “And you already have your entrance.”
The activity, in a secret location, costs a registration of ¢10,000 and is only available directly from participants. There have been some contests for free tickets. The activity will have tastings of flowers and concentrates as well as surprises from sponsors, according to an announcement.
The risk goes beyond the sale of psychoactive substances, as there are sometimes substances or bacteria added voluntarily or involuntarily in the artisanal process. These can be even more dangerous than the psychoactive agents of the drug.
Beware that the activity is outlined as illegal, since it does not have permits. There are penalties of eight to 15 years, 20 if a minor is involved, in prison for cultivating or selling marijuana.