Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims and Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux met with experts to discuss the possible outcomes and what it could mean for law enforcement and the community if voters decide to allow marijuana for recreational use come November 8.
Residents participated in the roundtable discussion as both sheriffs addressed their concerns for the Valley's youth.
"I truly believe that if we can stop a person from using marijuana in the first place, they'll be a much more functional, a much more positive contributor to our society and our community," Mims said. "And I think that's what we all want."
Both sheriff's hope to continue programs like these ahead of November's election to educate and answer questions on conflicting information they believe is being delivered to the public.