California lawmakers introduced a new bill Tuesday that would allow law enforcement to use oral swab tests in instances they suspect driving under the influence of marijuana.
Senate Bill 1462 was introduced by Republican Senator Bob Huff of San Dimas. The proposed test is administered by a handheld device that uses an oral swab to detect the presence of marijuana, cocaine, meth, and pain medications.
The Oakland-based Harborside Health Center has closed the doors to its Portland, OR, dispensary and announced plans to focus its business solely in California. This news may come as a surprise to those who follow the cannabis industry closely, as just seven months ago Harborside’s CEO Steve DeAngelo announced plans to expand the company into nearly every legal market in the West.
The Coalinga City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday to turn the abandoned San Joaquin Valley Prison into a marijuana cultivation and cannabis oil production facility.
Coalinga is located in California’s Central Valley and once thrived on the jobs and income brought by the now-vacant prison. Since its closure, the city has entered into $3.2 million of debt—a figure it hopes to eliminate with the revenue brought by the new cannabis cultivation facility.
TV and radio personality Adam Carolla doesn’t think California voters will choose to legalize recreational marijuana this election. Why? According to Carolla, because they love to over-regulate and control people’s lives.
“Every commercial that depicts California shows people running on the beach with the dog and the drink in their hand and having a big bonfire at the end of the night—all of those activities are things you’d be arrested for if you lived in California,” Carolla said.