Coachella is still banning marijuana despite legalization in California

The city of Indio is strongly opposed to the distribution of recreational cannabis.

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This month, California's new law legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana went into effect. Despite the major victory, Coachella is reportedly maintaining its anti-marijuana policy on festival grounds. According to TMZ, the city of Indio where the festival takes place has chosen to prevent anyone from selling or distributing cannabis within the vicinity. The new law states that each town has the power to decide whether or not to allow it. However, people are legally allowed to possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use to be consumed in a private space.

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Coachella previously stated that "marijuana and marijuana products aren't allowed inside" on its FAQ page. Attendees interested in obtaining legal weed will have to resort to traveling to dispensaries in Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs or Cathedral City instead. Ironically, the second week of the festival falls on 4/20.

Coachella is still banning marijuana despite legalization in California