ASNPAC Raises Voice in Bakersfield Safe Access Debate
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Kern County must choose whether to ban commercial marijuana, or impose regulations on the emerging industry. ASNPAC educated the public on the benefits of regulating marijuana. The following quote is an excerpt from that interview:
"Regulating is going to bring in a new tax pace, also create a safer environment for the people working in those places," they said. "It's going to create a safer environment for the grows and the people using marijuana. We have to diversify. Oil isn't coming back, agriculture is up and down."
The passing of Proposition 64 in 2016 left many communities in California with the responsibility of designing comprehensive marijuana policies for themselves. In California's Central Valley, where land is fertile and water is scarce, the County of Kern released a draft version of an Environmental Impact Report that is a breathtaking 1109 pages long. Safety should be a simple issue to understand, and that's why ASNPAC engages in community discussions.