California’s Coachella may fall on 4/20, but that doesn’t mean that the music festival is allowing weed into the venue this year. Though now legal in the state, marijuana and marijuana products are still being banned by Coachella.
“Sorry bro,” says the FAQ page on Coachella’s website. “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.”
Recreational pot just became officially legal in California on Jan. 1 of this year, after being voted through in Nov. 2016. It is now the sixth state to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana, after Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Nevada.
According to TMZ, each town in California can decide whether or not to allow recreational weed sales under the new law. The city of Indio (where Coachella is held) is “cracking down on marijuana use,” and isn’t allowing the selling, cultivating or distributing of cannabis. That being said, by state law, “possessing a small amount for personal use is acceptable.”
Either way, Coachella is saying no to weed, so be warned.
The music festival is taking place at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on the second and third weekends of April (13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22).
The Weeknd, Beyoncé and Eminem are headlining the festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.