California Moved Closer to Decriminalizing Psychedelic Drugs

••• “California on Tuesday moved another step closer to decriminalizing psychedelics […] The bill would allow those 21 and older to possess for personal use and ‘social sharing’ psilocybin, the hallucinogenic component of so-called magic mushrooms. It also covers psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), ibogaine, mescaline excluding peyote, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, often called ecstasy). […] Even if California makes the bill law, the drugs would still be illegal under federal law.” —AP

••• Once again, the holiday weekend led to parking issues at Santa Barbara Airport. The longterm parking lot was full by early Friday afternoon. —Noozhawk

••• “According to Senate Bill 1 that passed in 2017, travelers can expect to see an increase of $0.12 per gallon of unleaded and $0.20 for diesel starting [last] Thursday. The purpose of the gas tax increase is to provide maintenance for the state highways, local streets and road systems.” —KEYT

••• “Dozens of Santa Barbara City College faculty are requesting that their in-person classes scheduled this fall are moved back online after the Board of Trustees voted down a widely supported vaccine mandate for staff and students. The current policy—adopted by the board on May 27—’strongly encourages’ students and employees to be vaccinated and that those students or employees who elect not to must wear a mask, observe social distancing, and submit to periodic Covid-19 testing.” But if faculty members are vaccinated, they shouldn’t have anything to worry about…? —Independent UPDATE: “Unvaccinated people can give the virus to vaccinated people (who can carry it to others) and students are not required to be vaccinated,” commented Nicole. “So teachers and students can catch Covid in the proposed scenario, take it home to their unvaccinated children and immunocompromised family members. Also note that UC’s are requiring vaccination.”

••• “The Montecito Fire Department launched […] a Vent Retrofit Program that targets some of the smallest exterior areas of a house. […] The Montecito Fire Department saw the need for upgrades, brought in experts, and allocated funds for a Home Hardening Assistance Program using new screens with tighter mesh.” —Noozhawk

••• “Santa Ynez resident ClaudeLee ‘Elee’ Johnson has launched a luxury horse farm and boarding facility. Fairfield Farm, a 20-acre horse farm, includes a two-story horse barn with 30 stalls, nine all-weather turnouts including irrigated grass paddocks, a jumper ring, an Olympic-regulation size dressage ring, and a 300-foot-by-250-foot grass field. […] Membership starts at $1,500 a month for general boarding.” —Noozhawk


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