When it comes to festival grounds, the answer is, well, not very much. Despite enjoying the gorgeous weather and legal weed status that Indio, California provides, Coachella does not allow guests to carry in non-prescription drugs of any kind. This restriction includes marijuana, even for guests who possess a valid medical marijuana card. While it presumably won’t stop some festival goers from trying, the official answer is a firm no.
Cannabis users will find friendlier folks via marijuana-focused pop-ups located a short distance from the festival. CannaSpa will operate during Coachella’s second weekend on April 21–22, 2017, in the nearby town of Bermuda Dunes. CannaSpa incorporates cannabis into spa services, using infused oils during massages, facials, nail services, and more. Guests may also enjoy 420-friendly art classes and yoga, as well as cannabis-infused cocktails and multi-course dinners. Ticket prices vary for individual events and services—a yoga class is $35, for instance—while it’s $280 for an early bird weekend pass.
WeedMaps has teamed up with marketing agency Talent Resources to offer a “marijuana oasis” located about six miles (9.7 kilometers) away from festival grounds. TMZ reports that the oasis will offer five geodesic domes where various strains of cannabis may be sampled—meaning smoked, vaped, or ingested—plus two grow houses and a greenhouse. Marijuana will not be for sale.
Lowell Farms, based in Santa Barbara, attempted to produce a Coachella cannabis blend available in handy, pre-rolled joints and delicate flower crowns, but AEG Presents—the company behind Coachella—sent Lowell a cease-and-desist letter. Lowell Farms has decided to comply and cheekily rename the blend #notchilla instead, according to The Los Angeles Times.