Fresno cannabis legalization survey results

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May 192016
 

The following survey was posted for about six weeks, and it got more responses from outside Fresno County than from Fresno-area residents. Excluding those answers and those from unidentified networks, here are the results:

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Court ruling hits ‘criminalization’ element of Fresno County growing ban

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Dec 032015
 

The dismissal of a legal challenge to Fresno County’s ban on growing medical cannabis has been overturned by the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Tuesday’s 32-page ruling rejected several arguments made by cannabis advocate Diana Kirby, who filed suit after Fresno County’s medical cannabis cultivation ban was passed in 2014. But the three-judge panel still sent the case back to Fresno County Superior Court for further proceedings, saying Kirby could challenge the “criminalization” clause of [read more …]

Sep 152015
 

The California Legislature passed a weighty package of medical cannabis bills Friday, which Gov. Brown is expected to sign into law. For better or worse, the Medical Marijuana Regulatory and Safety Act (MMRSA) will fundamentally change how medical cannabis is grown and sold in California. The core of the MMRSA is contained within two bills ‐ Assembly Bill 266 and Senate Bill 643 ‐ while a third bill, AB 243, addresses environmental and funding issues. [read more …]

UFCW bid to unionize cannabis reaches state Capitol

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Sep 072015
 

Dan Rush, a former union organizer for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5, was recently named in a federal arrest warrant that alleges he engaged in bad-faith negotiations with cannabis dispensary owners while acting in his capacity as a union official. (Affidavit.) Rush is also accused of holding a private financial interest in a medical cannabis company seeking a dispensary permit in Oakland in 2010. Dan Rush Filing Rush is a prominent figure in [read more …]

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Cannabis water rules get Fresno hearing Thursday

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Aug 172015
 
Cannabis water rules get Fresno hearing Thursday

A workshop on proposed cannabis water rules is scheduled in Fresno on Thursday. The workshop begins at 1 p.m. 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 a permit, or “water discharge requirement,” showing compliance with state and local regulations. The rules are designed to address environmental impacts for reported problems that include water diversions and sediment discharges in [read more …]