Despite new laws, pot still illegal at Burning Man

Just because pot is legal in Nevada, doesn’t mean you can smoke it at Burning Man. The week-long music festival in the Black Rock Desert is on federal land, and on the federal level, marijuana is still an illegal drug. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports a spokeswoman for Burning Man says its event is drug-free and reminds you that you can be arrested for smoking pot there-though pot definitely has a strong presence at the festival anyway. Last year, the Pershing county Sheriff’s Office arrested dozens on drug-related charges.