Marijuana can now be delivered to homes across the state, even in places where commercial cannabis sales are banned.
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State lawyers have given the final okay to a regulation allowing home marijjuana deliveries statewide, even in communities that have banned commercial cannabis sales. Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has more.
KVCR's Rick Dulock introduces this report from Capital Public Radio's Julie Mitric.
California native Malcolm Mirage's dream was to own a legal cannabis dispensary. For years, he had grown marijuana and sold it on the black market, while working a day job as a personal trainer. But in his late 20s, Mirage decided it was time to jump into the growing legal industry — before it got too crowded — and build his expertise into a sustainable, above-board business.
Voters in Michigan approved a ballot measure to legalize recreational use of marijuana on Tuesday, and two other states — Missouri and Utah — endorsed medical marijuana laws. Voters in North Dakota didn't partake, rejecting a measure to legalize recreational marijuana use.
Now 33 states have legalized marijuana to some degree, and recreational pot use is now legal in 10 states, along with Washington, D.C. But possessing, selling or using marijuana remains illegal under federal law.
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…”