Needles: The California desert city seeking to be a gun sanctuary also likes cannabis

NEEDLES — It was during a drive back to Santa Monica, after a long weekend away, that Kippy Poulson decided she wanted to move back to Needles.

Poulson had left her hometown in the 1960s, after graduating high school. But in the mid-1970s, after 12 years and a lot of time wasted in traffic, Poulson decided she’d rather be near family and the Colorado River.

“I thought, ‘Why am I doing this?'” said Poulson, now 75. “I gave my notice and came back in two weeks.”

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