March 12 Briefs: Medical Marijuana dispensaries, Astronomy shows and more

Dispensaries to hit the ballot

A ballot measure will be held June 2 that can overturn Riverside’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries due to the city council member’s vote Feb. 24.

A lawsuit was filed against the Riverside County’s Registrar of Voters by the City of Riverside who wanted to block the measure from the ballot but was tossed by a judge last December. Not only would the Riverside Medical Marijuana Restriction and Limitation Act allow dispensaries in commercial and industrial zones but would permit, tax and regulate a small number of dispensaries.

Support for students available

A student support group will be running for seven weeks starting March 11.

Available Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. a “Strengthening Social Connections” group will focus on trouble controlling anxiety, social stress, excessive shyness and avoiding public places/ situations. Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. will be a “Stress Busters” group which will discuss: negative effects of stress on the body, recognizing and identifying stressors and “de-stress” and relaxation techniques.

Astronomy shows to light the sky

Riverside City College will be holding its spring 2015 shows March 20, April 24 and May 15 and 29th in the planetarium. “Finding Your Way in the Sky” will be the name of the first show where an introduction to the patterns and history of the constellations and learn to navigate the sky.

During the second show “Galaxies” the size of the universe and the earths relativity to it will be measured. “The Suns Family” show will debut close photographs taken by the voyager spacecraft of the different moons and planetary rings. On the fourth and final show “The Summer Sky” you’ll be able to see constellations and subtle gems of the summer sky. Admission will be $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and $2.50 for children under 12.