SLO County judge rules to ban billboards advertising marijuana along CA highways

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge ruled on Friday that billboards advertising marijuana will no longer be allowed along California highways.

Judge Ginger Garrett ruled against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control striking down a 2019 regulation it had adopted that allowed for the advertising of cannabis on billboards on virtually all portions of California’s highways that cross its border.

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An Expanding Marijuana Industry Risks Addicting Teens

Too many teens believe marijuana is harmless. Despite what many say about marijuana being good for your health, I can say otherwise. I have witnessed family members use marijuana and other drugs, and have seen how it can spiral out of control. They started using marijuana in high school, became obsessed with it, and it consumed their lives.

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Community Presentation - Dr. Roneet Lev - Marijuana as Medicine Fact vs Fiction

MPI will be hosting an informative presentation via zoom about Marijuana as Medicine Fact vs Fiction on December 15th at noon. There is much debate about the use of marijuana as a medicine. Dr. Roneet  Lev is an Emergency/Addiction Physician at Scripps Mercy San Diego and the Former Chief Medical Officer, White Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP will present current medical literature and information regarding its use. For questions or information about this event go to the contact us page.

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Marijuana Use Among San Diego Arrestees: Three Years of Data Post–Proposition 64

In 2016, with the passage of Proposition 64 (which legalized the recreational use of marijuana in California for individuals 21 years of age and older), a marijuana addendum was added to Substance Abuse Monitoring (SAM) questionnaires. These additional questions related to how marijuana was used, marijuana use and driving, and the perceived benefits of use, among other topics. This CJ Flash highlights results from 2019, as well as comparisons to 2017 and 2018 when noteworthy, the first full year the new questionnaire was administered to the arrestees (adults and juveniles) booked into a local detention facility and interviewed as part of SAM.

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