Wait, What? Marijuana Will Still Be Illegal at Coachella Despite State Law

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Bad news for festi babes that love to blaze. Think you can bring your bud into Coachella this year, since weed is now legal in California? Think again. 👎🏽

Marijuana Still Illegal at Coachella

Per the official Coachella Valley Music & Arts website, “Marijuana or marijuana products aren’t allowed inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Even in 2018 and beyond.”

Why the Cannabis Ban at Coachella?

Wondering how that’s possible? Los Angeles Daily News says, “even though marijuana and concerts are as synonymous as brownies and milk, you cannot bring marijuana to the concerts set for April 14-16 and April 21-23. It’s not against the law, but it is against the policy set forth by concert promoter Goldenvoice.” Sick edible reference there (we think?).

Because the event company has rights to the Indio, California property for the span of Coachella (this year, one weekend ironically falls over 420), they can choose to ban any substances or behaviors they’d like. Ugh.

WeedMaps Coachella Event Could Be The Silver Lining

There is a glimmer of hope for cannabis-loving Coachella-goers, however. The revolutionary minds over at WeedMaps are hosting a popup green oasis, rumored to be 6 miles away from the festival grounds, with all kinds of fun stuff like grow houses, a ‘greenhouse,’ and tents for testing different strains. Are we the only ones that think this sounds better than the actual festival? 😂

With popular opinion swaying more than ever towards legalization, we’d hope to see a more progressive approach from the Coachella event planners. Until then, we’ll be dreaming of a world where of-age cannababes can smoke freely and dance it out with Beyoncé in the desert.

Headed to Coachella this year and think this is a bunch of bs? Thoughts on the mystery WeedMaps party? Let us know in the comments below! 👇🏼

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