If Tuesday was any indication, the next two months should be filled with passionate debate about the future of commercial cannabis in unincorporated Kern County. In October the Kern County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to regulate or ban the commercial cultivation, processing and distribution of cannabis in its jurisdiction. On Tuesday it reviewed…

The Bakersfield City Council voted on Wednesday to move forward with the process to ban all commercial cannabis activity in town. The council approved a first reading of an amendment to its commercial cannabis ordinance that would make it clear that all business pot activity such as cultivation, manufacturing and distribution is illegal inside city…