Coachella Says No To Legal Marijuana

first_imgNew years often bring new beginnings and, for the people of California, 2018 brought the official implementation of marijuana legalization. But that doesn’t mean it’s safe to light up anywhere in the state. No, there’s at least one place in California where marijuana will remain a banned substance: Coachella.The beloved Indio, CA music festival is gearing up for two weekends with Beyonce, Eminem, The Weeknd, David Byrne and many, many more April 13th through 15th and 20th through 22nd. However, the festival’s site makes it clear that legal cannabis will not be on the lineup—at least not officially.A section on the festival’s FAQ page declares, “Sorry bro. Marijuana or marijuana products aren’t allowed inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Even in 2018 and beyond.  If that changes we will update this answer.” You see, even though marijuana legalization is now in full effect in California (the state voted to end pot prohibition in 2016), the festival is allowed to enforce whatever rule it likes on its own property. Fortunately, past editions of Coachella have featured “amnesty boxes” at its entrances where people can ditch their stashes before entering the fest with no questions asked. As previously reported, Coachella will also feature sets from Jamiroquai (their first U.S. show in 13 years), St. Vincent, the War on Drugs, HAIM, alt-J, Fleet Foxes, Chromeo, Chic feat. Nile Rogers, Odesza, Portugal. The Man, A Perfect Circle, Kamasi Washington, Tank and the Bangas, and many more.[Photo: Coachella’s Facebook page]last_img

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