'Sorry, bro,' Coachella officially banned marijuana

Coachella 2018 Still No-Go on Weed Even Though Cali Says Yes

Coachella 2018 Still No-Go on Weed Even Though Cali Says Yes

KTLA reported today that although recreational weed was made legal in the state of California on January 1, 2018, you still can not legally possess it on Coachella's festival grounds, according to the festival's website.

California has officially legalized weed - but Coachella still isn't down with it.

According to reports, weed won't receive any law enforcement salutes when the event goes down this spring.

"Although medical marijuana is legal in California, festivals are on private property, so owners have quite a bit of legal leeway as to what can be brought into their venues", says Cameron Bowman, The Festival Lawyer.

The Coachella promoter is Goldenvoice and the festival itself will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Under the new law, each city decides whether to allow recreational weed sales. and Indio does not.

This week, details emerged about Coachella selling out ridiculously fast. Admission fees also remained the same throughout, with VIP prices even dropping from $1,599 in 2016 to $899 in 2017.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., has banned marijuana from its grounds.

A few weeks ago, speculation developed about Em and a few notable superstars like Beyoncé and The Weeknd coming through for this year's Coachella. An official lineup announcement is expected in early January coinciding with the on sale of tickets.

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