Listeners to our podcast episode on Farmersville’s effort to open a dispensary know that REC in the Central Valley county of Tulare – famously home to Dorethea Lange’s early 20th-century migrant photography — has been a tough nut for legalization activists to crack.
As of this week though, there’s movement in our cradle of agriculture.
- On Wednesday, Tulare’s City Council asked its administrators to ready guidelines for putting REC sales before voters in 2020. If approved in Tulare, recreational marijuana sales would be permitted in Tulare, Farmersville, Lindsay, Porterville and Woodlake. Visalia and Exeter have rejected such proposals. Woodlake is the lone city to have a dispensary doing business after the approval.
- Tulare’s county seat rejected REC by 10 points in 2016. Fifty-seven percent of state residents supported Prop. 64.