A Special Weed District Could Be Coming to Coachella
City leaders in Coachella, California are considering a plan to turn Grapefruit Boulevard into a marijuana “green zone” peppered with 420-friendly establishments such as dispensaries and other music and arts venues.
Supporters of the prospective cannabis retail zone hope it could revitalize an area that was hit by the decline of the local automotive industry. The initiative is supported by Mayor Steven Hernandez.
Currently, Coachella is open to commercial cultivation, manufacturing, and testing. But retail sales have yet to be legalized in the city. With the cultivation phase complete, many city leaders say the establishment of a retail zone is the next logical step for marijuana in the city.
Until such a zone is established, Coachella residents have a few options to score legal weed. As shown by this breakdown of marijuana laws in the Coachella Valley from the Desert Sun, retail sales and marijuana delivery services are now legal in Cathedral City; Desert Hot Springs; Palm Desert; and Palm Springs.