Follow-up to Fresno County growing ban set

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Jan 282014
 

Title: Fresno County cannabis growing banLocation: Fresno County Hall of Records, 2281 Tulare St., Fresno CALink out: Read the staff reportDescription: Supervisors are scheduled to hear a companion ordinance to the Fresno County growing ban that was passed on Jan. 7. The trailer bill would delete previously permitted cultivation facilities from the land-use matrix found in the county Zoning Ordinance. The ordinance is listed as Agenda Item 7 and may be adopted at the meeting [read more …]

Fresno County cannabis patients sought for lawsuit

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Jan 262014
 

Faced with a new growing ban, Fresno County cannabis patients may soon find themselves in court as criminal defendants, but MMJ advocates are urging a more proactive approach. A civil lawsuit is being planned to challenge the Fresno County ordinance, but the strategy requires support from local growers to succeed. The lawsuit has been on the table since the Fresno County growing ban was passed by the Board of Supervisors on Jan. 7, but local [read more …]

Make it go viral: Fresno County cannabis meme

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Jan 172014
 
Make it go viral: Fresno County cannabis meme

This Fresno County cannabis meme shown below is designed to be shared and tagged, and tagged and shared, with 420-friendly Fresno County voters. It’s bound to annoy some 420-unfriendly voters, too, but that’s how politics works. That’s how memes work, too, come to think of it. They’re like visual sound bites for Facebook.

Activists preparing Fresno County cannabis referendum

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Jan 132014
 

In response to a total growing ban passed by Fresno County supervisors, local cannabis activists are launching a petition drive for a referendum that would temporarily block the new law from being enforced. The first petitions are expected to hit the streets this week, and volunteer petition circulators are needed.      The deadline to file referendum petitions is Feb. 5, 2013.    Sign up for circulator training ‐ 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.    9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. [read more …]

Jan 082014
 

The ink isn’t dry on the Fresno County cannabis ban that was passed Tuesday, so it’s a little early to claim 20/20 hindsight about what it all means. It doesn’t take effect until Feb. 6, and the Fresno County Planning Commission still has a cameo role to play before the curtain falls. (Anyone have a rubber stamp handy?) Even so, some common themes that can be observed in the run-up to the ban, and in [read more …]

Jan 072014
 

Fresno County supervisors voted 5-0 today to approve an ordinance that prohibits all cannabis cultivation, both indoors and outdoors, regardless of patient status or other circumstances. Absent possible legal action, the new Fresno County cannabis ban takes effect Feb. 6. Fresno Bee coverage of the cannabis ban Medical cannabis patients and advocates filled the board chambers in downtown Fresno, and all but one speaker opposed the ban. The exception was a female resident of Squaw [read more …]