Drug Treatment Center Regulations On Thousand Oaks Council Agenda
The city wants to put "something in the books" about zoning and permitting requirements for the treatment centers. Elsewhere, Oceanside's city council passed an ordinance to help combat its problem with synthetic drugs, Simi Valley moves toward banning personal cultivation of medical marijuana and Kern County equips its deputies with naloxone.
The Ventura County Star:
Thousand Oaks To Consider Regulations On Large Drug Treatment Centers
Land use and other regulations concerning certain kinds of drug abuse treatment facilities will be discussed by the Thousand Oaks City Council on Tuesday. The city doesn't have zoning and permitting requirements for large treatment facilities. If the council approves the proposal passed by the Planning Commission last month, such facilities would be able to operate with a special permit in land use zones designated as public, commercial office, rural and hillside development. (Leung, 2/23)
The San Diego Union Tribune:
Oceanside To Crack Down On 'Synthetic Drugs'
Selling, marketing or possessing synthetic drugs commonly called “spice” or “fake weed” will soon be illegal in Oceanside. City police officials say they’ve noticed a increase in the number of crimes related to the cheaply-made drugs, sometimes sold openly at gas stations, head shops and small convenience stores. (Sifuentes, 2/23)
The Ventura County Star:
Simi Valley Council Moves To Ban Personal Cultivation Of Medical Marijuana
Despite impassioned, sometimes angry pleas from medical marijuana advocates to allow personal cultivation of the plant, a divided Simi Valley City Council this week took the first step to ban it. The council introduced an ordinance after about 25 speakers implored it in a sometimes raucous, unruly hearing not to criminalize personal cultivation. Many of them were medical marijuana users who spoke of the healing powers of cannabis. (Harris, 2/23)
KCSO Develops Nasal Naloxone Program In Hopes Of Reducing Opioid Overdoes Deaths In KC
The Kern County Sheriff's Department is training and equipping deputies with Nasal Naloxone (Narcan) in hopes of reducing the number of deaths caused by opioid (morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone, vicodin, meth) overdoses. According to KCSO there are 680 law enforcement agencies nationwide that have a Narcan program, three of which are in California. KCSO will become the fourth department in California to carry Nasal Naloxone (Narcan). (Harrington, 2/23)