Court: Fresno County can’t ‘criminalize’ cannabis growers

The Fifth District Court of Appeal has overturned the dismissal of a challenge to Fresno County’s cannabis cultivation ban. The 32-page ruling issued Tuesday rejected several arguments made by Fresno resident Diana Kirby, who filed suit after Fresno County’s medical cannabis ban was passed in

Campaign contributions key to UFCW cannabis strategy

Dan Rush, a former organizer for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5, was recently named in a federal warrant that alleges he engaged in bad-faith negotiations with cannabis dispensary owners while acting in his official capacity. (Affidavit.) Rush is also accused of holding a

Fresno workshop set on Prop. 215 water rules

An Aug. 20 workshop is scheduled in Fresno to discuss new water regulations affecting medical cannabis growers. The workshop is at the Fresno office of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. (Event link, map.) The new rules will require large-scale growers to obtain

Fresno supervisors back cannabis cultivation ban

Fresno County supervisors voted Tuesday to support a total cannabis cultivation ban, affecting all indoor and outdoors gardens. The latest move would build upon the county’s previous ban on cannabis dispensaries, while deleting the current permitting provisions for cultivation facilities. Supervisors will return Jan. 7

Heavy cannabis fines set in Fresno County

Following the lead of Kern County, Fresno County supervisors are set to approve heavy fines to force cannabis growers to follow local law. The ordinance set to be approved Tuesday allows cultivation of 12 cannabis plants per parcel, a big change from the current outdoor

ASA sets cannabis Lobby Day in state Capitol

Title: California Summer Lobby DayLocation: State Capitol – SacramentoLink out: Click hereDescription: Join Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and our coalition partners at Californians to Regulate Medical Marijuana (CRMM) for a very important citizen lobby day at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Monday, August