In the Inland Empire and around the state of California, some local elected officials remain resistant to making legal marijuana available in their communities. Other public officials are showing signs that their anti-cannabis viewes are "evolving," or at least catching up with the views of a majority of their constituents. KVCR's Ken Vincent and Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero have more in this report.
The San Bernardino City Council continues to defy the will of the city's voters by once again extending a moratorium on the legal sale of recreational and medicinal marijuana within the city. KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.
People in the Inland Empire who wanted to take advantage of California's new law legalizing recreational marijuana had to search for the few, sometimes far-flung outlets in our region that were open and selling product to the public. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
The sale of recreational marijuana became legal on January 1. But California's pot rules don't offer the complete freedom to smoke, buy, and transport cannabis anywhere you please. Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined some of the restrictions Californians still face.
New Year's Day marked a seismic shift for California's culture, economy, and law enforcement. It is now legal for adults 21 and over to walk into a licensed retailer and buy cannabis for recreational use. Voters set this change in motion when the approved Proposition 64 in November of 2016. However as Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports, the rollout of commercial marijuana sales is moving slowly.