California voters overwhelmingly supported Proposition 64 - also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act - back in November 2016. Although it took over a year to put an infrastructure into place to transition from a state that had previously only allowed medical usage, long lines at the various dispensaries in the new year suggests that changing the legal status is a resounding success.
While there have already been rumblings from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that he plans to let federal law have the final say, additional "anti-marijuana" policies are surprisingly staying in-tact at a music festival that supposedly champions the counterculture; Coachella.
Placing marijuana on the banned list alongside other novelty items like hula hoops, air horns, and selfie sticks, official language on the festival's website states, "Marijuana or marijuana products aren’t allowed inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Even in 2018 and beyond.”
While festival organizers are certainly entitled to their own policies, the decision seems rather ironic given the acceptance of other legal substances like cigarettes and alcohol.
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