Fresno County sheriff’s deputies raid Centerville dispensary

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Aug 202011
 

Fresno County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday shut down a Centerville medical marijuana dispensary that Sheriff Margaret Mims said was operating illegally. The dispensary, called Herbal Solutions, is in a historic building that once housed an Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge. Mims said the woman who operates the dispensary would face state charges because Herbal Solutions was opened after the Fresno County Board of Supervisors enacted a moratorium last summer against any new medical-marijuana stores. [read more …]

Aug 142011
 

Pot may be a huge cash crop in California – but don’t call it an agricultural crop. In what is believed to be the first such finding in the state, a Tulare County Superior Court judge has ruled that a marijuana collective can’t operate on land zoned for agriculture, Lewis Griswold reports in the Fresno Bee. In his ruling that was finalized Tuesday, Judge Paul Vortmann dismissed a property owner’s argument that a medical marijuana [read more …]

Columnist: Fresno MMJ law a ‘win-win’ for dope dealers

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Aug 092011
 

Marijuana cultivation is out of control in Fresno County. When men in gun turrets protect plots, medical marijuana plants are diverted to street sales and residents complain that dispensaries foul their neighborhoods, the county has a problem. Criminals and a poorly written medical marijuana law passed by California voters bear the blame, writes Fresno Bee columnist Bill McEwen. So, too, does a Fresno County Board of Supervisors that refused to confront the reality of what [read more …]

Fresno Bee to host medical cannabis live chat Monday

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Aug 072011
 

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims and local attorneys Rick Horowitz and Brenda Linder will debate local regulation of medical marijuana and answer online questions in a one-hour chat beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday on fresnobeehive.com/news. Fresno County supervisors are expected to enact a ban on medical-marijuana dispensaries at their meeting Tuesday, the Fresno Bee reports. But advocates of the drug are preparing to launch a signature drive to overturn the ban, and local dispensary owners [read more …]