The following summary of Fresno County cannabis laws is for informational purposes only. If you need legal advice, consult an attorney.
In July 2010, Fresno County supervisors passed an urgency ordinance prohibiting medical cannabis dispensaries. In August of that same year, that 45-day prohibition was extended until July 13, 2012. A final set of medical cannabis laws, banning dispensaries and limiting cultivation to specified industrial zones with stringent conditions, was finalized in 2011.
Medical cannabis dispensary moratorium (7-13-2010)
Staff report on dispensary moratorium extension (8-24-2010)
Moratorium extension (8-24-2010)
Outdoor cultivation ban (9-14-2010)
Cultivation ban addendum (9-14-2010)
Cultivation ban extension (10-26-10)
Cultivation ban extension staff report (10-26-10)
Draft medical cannabis regulations (July 2011)
Changes to Fresno County cannabis laws were proposed by a working group of local medical cannabis patient-providers, county staff, law enforcement and members of the general public, but they were rejected by the Board of Supervisors in November 2011. Staff report.