Demonstrators rally in 2012 shortly before a Riverside County judge ruled that the county could not unilaterally ban all medical marijuana dispensaries, in violation of the voter-passed state law allowing dispensaries to distribute medical marijuana. With the prospect of pot being legalized for recreational use in California this fall, Riverside County is checking its marijuana ordinances to see if they would conflict with Prop 64 if it's passed by state voters in November.
With the prospect of marijuana being legalized by California voters this fall, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors is reexamining its strict policies -- and attitude -- toward marijuana. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.
Now that an initiative asking Californians if they want to legalize the recreational use of marijuana has been officially certified to be on this November's ballot, voters can begin scrutinizing the initiative's provisions as advocates and opponents of legal pot in California begin their campaigns. KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.
The Riverside City Council is tomorrow (Tuesday) expected to give final approval to an ordinance it gave preliminary approval to last week that would loosen a few of the city's prohibitions on medical marijuana. Riverside's new ordinance will allow residents with a state-approved medical marijuana prescription to legally grow small quantities of medical pot for their own use - with certain restrictions. Riverside and some other Inland Empire communities are re-examining their medical pot regulations in response to a new state law that establishes a framework for state regulation of medica
Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in California say they've collected nearly twice as many signatures needed -- months before the signature-gathering deadline -- to get the issue on the state's November 2016 ballot. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.
The California Attorney General's Office has received its seventh proposal for a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use. But with the clock ticking, Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports that legalization advocates can't agree on which one.