California Judge Orders Coachella to Allow Marijuana on Its Grounds
Despite an earlier ban, marijuana will be permitted at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA.
Music lovers can enjoy a puff at Coachella this year, thanks to an order from a California judge. Earlier, Coachella’s owner AEG had declared that marijuana usage would be strictly prohibited at its upcoming festival.
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But that violates the ‘testament and spirit‘ of the ordinances guiding Coachella’s lease of the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA., according to Riverside Superior Court judge Thomas A. Hendricks. “The Empire Polo Grounds is ultimately a shared community space for all Californians, subject to various municipal deed restrictions and covenants,” opined Hendricks in a lengthy decision.
“Marijuana cannot be prohibited given those ordinances.”