April 30, 2019 (San Diego) - The County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to amend its social host ordinance to add marijuana, so that as with alcoholic beverages, adults providing these substances to minors could be cited or arrested.
The social host ordinance puts civil and criminal liability on adults controlling private residences or properties who either do not properly supervise minors or allow minors to consume these substances.
The amendment is a result of marijuana being more readily available after the passage of Proposition 64, which made its use legal for adults over 21.
The Board will vote again on the item on May 21 after a second reading. If adopted by the Board that day, the amendments will become effective 30 days after the vote in the unincorporated areas of the county. The same penalties will apply.
Every municipality in the county and its unincorporated area have adopted “social host” ordinances, making it illegal to host underage drinking parties anywhere in San Diego County. Adults who violate the ordinances can be:
- Cited or arrested
- Fined $1,000 or more
- Sent to jail for up to six months
- Required to do up to 32 hours of community service
- Billed for law enforcement services
To report underage parties involving alcohol or marijuana, contact your local police department, the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Line at (888) 580-8477.
Local law enforcement agencies have increased enforcement of social host laws and have issued hundreds of citations in the last few years.
In the first significant challenge to California’s open cannabis market, 24 cities that restrict pot sales sued Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration Thursday, arguing that by allowing home deliveries in their city limits, the state is violating 2016’s Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Fresno County Superior Court against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control and its chief, Lori Ajax, comes in response to a regulation adopted by the agency in January that permits state-licensed firms to deliver cannabis in cities that have banned pot shops. Officials from cities with prohibitions on pot sales objected to the rules, voicing concerns that home deliveries of cannabis would lead to robberies of cash-laden vans and an influx of illegal sellers blending in with licensed delivery fleets
On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 10am – 12pm, Joe Eberstein, Program Manager for the San Diego County Marijuana Prevention Initiative (MPI), and, Patrick Foley, Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor - McAlister Institute, will discuss new research surrounding marijuana use, how it affects mental illness, and, the use of it in multi-housing.
Come Learn More About:
Prop 64 & the Adult Use of Marijuana Act
Marijuana products & current trends in use
Public health challenges and mental health issues relating to marijuana use
Smoke free policies and lease addendums
And much more!
WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — Marijuana is a hot topic lately but mainly focusing on the legalization of the drug. Now, experts are talking about it in a different light in central Wisconsin.
On Monday, a four-part series continued about the impact of marijuana on the youth. The series is taking place at North Central Technical College.
The main topic of the third meeting was strategies of how to combat the impact the drug has on youth.
“In other states, we’ve seen some troubling numbers, increase in emergency room visits, increase in drunk driving incidents, increase in mental health issues, ” Joseph Eberstein of the San Diego County Marjiuana Prevention Initiative said.
The final session of the series is May 6. A Harvard professor will wrap up the series, discussing the impact of the drug, specifically, on the teen brain.
MPI will partner with Marathon County AOD partnership to discuss strategies and resources to prevent youth marijuana use.
April 1, 8:30am - 11:30am - Joe Eberstein: What Works in Marijuana Prevention
Joe Eberstein, from the Center for Community Research (CA), will offer strategies that communities have & can use to prevent youth marijuana use based on lessons learned from around the United States. (Held in the Center for Health Sciences Conference Center)