New San Francisco Marijuana Rules Reduce School Buffer Zone For Dispensaries
Cannabis dispensaries can now operate 600 feet from a San Francisco school, in one of several new marijuana regulations passed by the city's Board of Supervisors. In other news: the perils of pot for teenagers.
San Francisco Chronicle:
SF Supervisors Pass Recreational Marijuana Rules After Months Of Talking
Cannabis dispensaries in San Francisco will be allowed to operate closer to schools under rules the Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday. The new regulations, passed on a 10-1 vote with Ahsha Safai in dissent, will reduce the school buffer zone from 1,000 to 600 feet, the amount recommended by the state. (Swan, 11/28)
Kaiser Health News:
Teaching Teens The Perils Of Pot As Marketplace Grows
After Yarly Raygoza attended the drug prevention program at the Boys & Girls Club here last year, she used what she learned to talk a few friends out of using marijuana. The 14-year-old took the class again this year but worries that counseling her friends will become more difficult. Recreational marijuana is now legal in California, which could bring a massive boom in drug sales and advertising when stores can begin selling the drug to adults without a prescription in January. (Gorman, 11/29)