Coachella Bans All Marijuana Use


If you're a fan of tokin' and groovin' to some nice tunes under a brilliant blue California sky, Coachella organizers have two words for ya: 

Sorry bro. 

That's the message Goldenvoice Entertainment has posted on its website for stoners who are heading to 2018's Coachella Music and Art Festival in April and want to smoke some of that now legal sticky icky. 

Coachella has prohibited pot since the very beginning, because you know, it was illegal on a federal and state level, but now that California legalized recreational weed for adults over 21, 

California's new law on recreational weed allows cities to decide how it wants to regulate marijuana sales within its jurisdictions. Indio (where Coachella is hosted every year) is one city that has adopted stricter limits on marijuana consumption. That means there are no dispensaries in town, and sales aren't allowed. 

You're still protected by California state law to carry small amounts around, but festival organizers say they'll stop anyone who brings weed in. Organizers say that they'll offer secure 'weed boxes' for anyone who needs to store their stash during the day, no questions asked. 

Goldenvoice Entertainment spells out their policy on their Frequently Asked Questions portion of their site: 

Hey, since Marijuana is legal now, that means I can use it at Coachella, right? 

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.

Meanwhile, despite the prohibition on pot, the festival's double-weekend sold out within hours. So, people may not care that much about weed restrictions after all. 


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