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AirTalk asks: For Coachella attendees, how do you approach drug use?




Rufus Du Sol performs at the Do LaB during day 3 of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2017 in Indio, California.
Rufus Du Sol performs at the Do LaB during day 3 of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2017 in Indio, California.
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella

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Coachella’s second weekend ended Sunday.

And while music festival season has just begun, there have been longstanding questions about how to deal with drug use during these events. As reported in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Bunk Police, a substance testing company, smuggled in and sold their kits to Coachella patrons. The kits determine what substances like cocaine and MDMA, or ecstacy have possibly been cut or replaced with.

But beyond substance testing, what strategies do people have who plan to take drugs at festivals? Larry asks listeners today, for recreational drug users, what do you do to stay safe?

Guests:

Randall Roberts, music writer at the Los Angeles Times, and pens the weekly California Sounds L.A. music column; he was at Coachella this weekend to cover the event