The Santa Cruz County Planning Commission has recommended regulation of unincorporated medical marijuana dispensaries. The Board of Supervisors will vote on the ordinance, which would include requiring dispensaries to be at least 800 feet from each other, on March 16.
Designer Drug 2C-I straddles the line of legality, as it is useable for research but not for human consumption. This gray area causes ambiguity that can easily be abused.
Headquartered in Santa Cruz, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) wades through heaps of stigma in its international effort to find medical applications for psychedelics.
While the word “rave” generally conjures up images of teenagers on ecstasy crammed in a warehouse, DJs, producers and college students alike have decided it is time for a much needed revitalization of the word, bringing electronic music into the mainstream and giving partygoers something to rave about.
What is arguably one of the largest events on campus, 4/20 comes and goes in a cloud of smoke and ash.
The Santa Cruz City Council is working for more transparency in the financial records of the two medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Cruz.
Heroin Hill, a 50 acre stretch of land in Pogonip, has housed many a drug deal. However, in light of increasing heroin busts, local enforcement and residents look to the future for the park’s quality and overall safety.
Cities across California are cracking down on medical marijuana. Santa Cruz City Council is trying to strike the right balance for local dispensaries.
Overprescription in the doctor’s offices has led to overconsumption in college campuses. Now, ADHD medications are the go to drugs for students trying to balance the rigors of academia. So who’s to blame?
Not many people would expect to find the site of the most prolific drug problem in the county in such a serene environment. But at a September meeting of local organization Santa Cruz Neighbors, Steve Carney, former head of the Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Enforcement Team, shared some surprising information: Pogonip State Park, located directly across Coolidge Drive from Stevenson College, is the “meth capital” of Santa Cruz County, where between 10 and 30 drug arrests are sometimes made in a single 10-hour police shift.