Faith and marijuana in Jurupa Valley is the subject of our next story. The Vault Church of Open Faith is unique among Inland Empire churches - it's also a marijuana dispensary. Or, it was, until the city of Jurupa Valley shut it down. KVCR's Benjamin Purper attended services, and has this story.
MERCY: “Alright. Thank you guys for all coming today. My name’s Mercy…”
After first resisting, and then engaging in some bureaucratic foot-dragging, the City of San Bernardino will follow the mandate of city voters and finally begin to process applications for commercial cannabis businesses to operate in San Bernardino. KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.
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.