Feb 122014
 

Local media are reporting an early enforcement campaign against cannabis growers by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. The crackdown follows passage of a new zoning ordinance banning cannabis gardens, which took effect Feb. 7. abc30 coverage Fresno County sheriff’s deputies enforce new ban on pot grows Fresno County sheriff’s deputies are hitting the streets early this year to enforce a new ban on all indoor and outdoor marijuana grows. The enforcement includes grow operations designated [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 …]

Presentation describes Fresno County cannabis ban

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Dec 202013
 

This presentation got a decent response at the first Fresno-Clovis Cannabis and Hemp Meetup, so I decided to give SlideShare a shot and see how many others might find it helpful. You can add a post comment below or comment on SlideShare, but the best thing you can do before the Jan. 7 meeting ‐ where supervisors will vote to approve the Fresno County cannabis ban ‐ is share this link with a friend.

Fresno County: Cannabis ban has no environmental impact

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Dec 122013
 

Fresno County is circulating a “notice of intent” to adopt findings that a cannabis cultivation ban has no possibility of creating environmental impacts. The public comment period closes Dec. 27, 2013. In technical terms, the notice of intent was generated by county planning staff to comply (on paper, at least) with the California Environmental Quality Act. In general terms, CEQA requires at least an initial study of zoning ordinances and development projects to identify possible [read more …]