A lawsuit filed today by cannabis advocates seeks to block enforcement of the Fresno cannabis cultivation ban. The petition for writ of mandate was filed by two co-plaintiffs, the newly formed Fresno Cannabis Association and the Los Angeles-based Union of Medical Marijuana Patients. The target of the lawsuit is Ordinance 2014-20, which bans all types of cannabis cultivation (indoor/outdoor)and imposes fines of $1,000/plant for violations. CEQA cannabis lawsuit – City of Fresno While the lawsuit [read more …]
The Fresno City Council passed its new cannabis growing ban on Thursday, closely following the lead of Fresno County. Both ordinances feature heavy fines of $1,000 per plant, which county supervisors imposed for the first time Tuesday. Council Member Clint Olivier cast the sole “no” vote, as he did at the first reading on March 20. The zoning law goes to Mayor Ashley Swearengin for her signature; actual enforcement against indoor gardens is not expected [read more …]
Following the lead of Fresno County, which enacted a cannabis growing ban in January, the Fresno City Council will consider a ban of its own this Thursday. The proposed Fresno growing ban removes personal indoor cultivation as the last lawful option for medical cannabis patients to grow their own medicine. The first reading of the ordinance is set for 3 p.m., according to the Fresno Bee, but it could take a back seat to another [read more …]
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.