From LA Weekly….

“Sponsored by then-senator Joe Biden, the RAVE Act went into effect in 2003 and, essentially, made it illegal for event promoters to offer harm-reduction and drug-education services like DanceSafe, an organization that provides educational materials and expert advice at festivals throughout the U.S. While DanceSafe has long had a presence at smaller festivals like Lightning in a Bottle, hosting the group is more complicated for large-scale, corporate-owned festivals nervous about how on-site drug education might be perceived by venue owners, insurers and local government agencies — all of which can block an event from happening.”

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