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.
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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.
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.
Last year, the voters of California gave the state well more than a year to prepare for the legal sale and distribution of marijuana for recreational use. That was 8 months ago. With less than 6 months left, it appears the state -- and especially local governments -- are running behind the schedule dictated by Proposition 64, the ballot measure that legalized recreational marijuana in California. More from Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric.
Ballots in the city of San Bernardino this November will be clouded with multiple proposals about medical marijuana. Voters in the financially challenged city will choose from three initiatives to replace San Bernardino's outright ban on pot dispensaries. KVCR's Matt Guilhem has this roundup of the competing measures.
In the High Desert last month, the Victor Valley College board discussed offering marijuana research as a subject for students. The Mayor of Adelanto attended the meeting to make what college board members called, "a pretty unbelieveable offer." Charity Lindsey broke the story for the Victor Valley Daily Press, and has a report from KVCR.