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

The California music festival has officially outlawed the use of marijuana on its grounds, despite its host state of California’s recent legalization of the drug.

The festival’s Q&A section on its site reads, “Sorry bro. Marijuana and marijuana products aren’t allowed inside [the festival]. Even in 2018 and beyond. If that changes, we’ll update this answer.”

As of the first day of the new year (Jan. 1), anyone over the age of 21 in California is legally allowed to smoke weed on private properties, as well as at licensed businesses -- an expansion of the previously legalized medical marijuana in the state.

The musical festival will take place starting the weekend of April 13, and will be finishing off the next weekend of April 20.


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