Got Your Coachella Tickets? Despite The New California Law, You May Want To Leave Your Weed At Home

January 7, 2018  |  

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The much-anticipated Coachella festival which will be headlined by the almighty Beyoncé will take place this year on 4/20 in the city of Indio, California. But despite the irony of the date and the state recently legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, Coachella organizers say that if attendees are looking to catch a buzz off of anything other than the sway of Bey’s post-birth hips, you will promptly be shown the exit.

TMZ reports that under the new state law, each town can decided independently whether to allow recreational weed sales, and Indio isn’t having any parts of uniting plugs with those looking to score a little ganja to go with their flower crowns. The city isn’t allowing the selling, cultivating or distributing of cannabis and Coachella itself is following suit addressing the new law on its “What Can I Bring?” FAQ page:

“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.”

More than likely the official rule won’t be killing concertgoer’s vibes since spotting weed at any concert anymore is like spotting a swimsuit in a water park. Indio does allow users to possess a small amount of marijuana for personal use, but law states that usage can’t occur out in the open.

Neighboring cities like Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs are all weed-friendly, so if you’re over 21 you can hit up a licensed dispensary there and light up to your heart’s content. Or you could just save yourself a whole lot of money, stress and unnecessary Kardashian clan sightings and just throw on Lemonade and catch a buzz in your own home.

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