NME Festival blog: Coachella bans marijuana, despite it being legal in California
Coachella won’t allow marijuana use on site this year, despite the drug now being legal in the festival’s home state of California.
The ruling comes after marijuana was legalised in California on January 1 2018. Despite the state-wide ruling, local jurisdiction still has final say, and the city of Indio – home of Coachella – has opted to keep the drug illegal.
While Coachella is held on private property, Coachella’s website’s Q&A section outlines the ban, writing: “Sorry bro. Marijuana and marijuana…
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