Coachella Bans Marijuana, Despite the Drug Now Being Legal in California


The city of Indio, where Coachella takes place, is cracking down on marijuana use.

Marijuana users got some good news to start off the year, when it became fully legal for recreational use.

Porter Robinson & Madeon perform on the Coachella Stage during day 3 of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club
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Similarly to how organizers of the sold-out extravaganza are able to place a ban on hula hoops, air horns, selfie sticks and other things that are perfectly legal, concert promoters Goldenvoice have chose to adopt an anti-marijuana policy.

Last year, Weedmaps set up a "weed oasis" six miles from the festival site - maybe something similar will be created for those looking for a similar experience before heading to the festival. Marijuana and marijuana products aren't allowed inside [the festival]. "Even in 2018 and beyond".

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However, organizers hint that the policy could change at some point in the future.

Indio police Sgt. Dan Marshall explained the situation to the Los Angeles Daily News.

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According to the Desert Sun, Indio, where Coachella is held, has not adopted any marijuana-friendly legislation. 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.

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.

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