DUI Message Gets Lost Among ‘Virtues Of Marijuana’ Talk In New Ad Campaign, Critics Say
The California Office of Traffic Safety has launched a new campaign about the dangers of driving under the influence now that marijuana has been legalized in the state. But some think one of the new ads glamorizes marijuana use instead. Meanwhile, veterans in California are caught in a gray area between state and federal law.
California Office Of Traffic Safety Ad Criticized For Glamorizing Marijuana
The California Office of Traffic Safety has launched an ad campaign advising consumers that driving under the influence of marijuana could lead to a DUI arrest. But one of the ads is being criticized for touting the benefits of getting high. (Goldberg, 1/8)
California Veterans Who Use Marijuana Are Caught In A Legal Gray Area
The sale and consumption of recreational marijuana is now legal in California, but the state’s veteran population is stuck in the uneasy gap between state and federal law. Veterans who get medical care through the Veterans Health Administration, part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, are interacting with a federal agency that considers cannabis a forbidden schedule one drug. (Denkmann, 1/8)
Legal Recreational Adult-Use Pot Sales Finally Begin In San Francisco
Six cannabis dispensaries in San Francisco started legally selling adult-use marijuana on Saturday, the first day allowed under city law and almost a week after it became legal across the state and stores were open for business in Oakland and San Jose. (Camhi, 1/6)