Some California lawmakers say they need to close a loophole caused by the legalization of recreational marijuana. Just as you can't drink alcohol while driving, a bill prohibiting you from using pot behind the wheel recently passed a key committee vote. Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports.
The power company PG&E -- Pacific Gas & Electric -- says marijuana growers could qualify for an "Ag Energy Rate" on their electricity bill if 70 percent of their annual energy use goes to growing cannabis. As Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports, it's not clear what the move will mean for the state's indoor pot operations.
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.
The head of the agency tasked with drafting California's recreational pot regulations told lawmakers this week that they will "phase in" business licensing starting January 1, 2018. Prop 64 legalized recreational pot use for adults and set a deadline for state agencies to establish rules for growing, manufacturing and selling marijuana. Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has the story.