On Monday, authorities postponed what could be a very pressing decision about whether cannabis activist David Abbasi gets to keep his guns.

  • Bakersfield and Kern County law enforcement have filed restraining orders against Abbasi, with the goal of getting a judge to rule that the activist’s five guns should be taken away. They say Abbasi, who’s also behind the local cannabis ballot initiative, has the behavioral characteristics of a mass shooter. Since 2019, he has purchased five firearms, including an AR-15.
  • In April Abbasi was charged with a misdemeanor for publicly brandishing a loaded firearm at a teen. Abbasi has apologized for this statement, also from April: “Those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers, and you will know my name is the lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”
  • The case’s next hearing is scheduled for October 24.

Quick Hit

  1. An Oakland lab says it has made a stride  towards establishing a test for cannabis-impairment, such as we understand it.