Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Coming Soon to Fresno
Fresno city may be allowing Licensed Medical Marijuana Dipensaries within the next few months. Currently, Recreational and Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are not allowed in Fresno Ca. However, the city is working on guidelines to allow Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to operate in Fresno Ca. Fresno Dispensary is waiting for approval from the city to legally operate within the city of Fresno.
The Fresno City Council adopted a Resolution of Initiation on December 14, 2017, to begin the process to amend the City's medical marijuana (cannabis) ordinances. A medical marijuana business may begin the state license application process, however, the City cannot give authorization until the City land use entitlement process is complete and the business has been properly permitted. The City is not currently issuing local permits to establish a medical marijuana business, but may begin to do so depending on the final outcome of the proposed medical marijuana ordinance amendments.
What did the Resolution adopted by City Council on December 14, 2017 do?
The Fresno City Council adopted a Resolution to begin the process to amend the City’s medical marijuana (cannabis) ordinances. The intent was to allow medical marijuana businesses to begin the state licensing application process; however, local permits are needed for a business to operate legally.
Can a medical marijuana business now operate legally within the City?
No. A medical marijuana business may not operate until the City land use entitlement process is complete and the business has been properly permitted. The City is not currently issuing local permits to establish a medical marijuana business, but may begin to do so depending on the final outcome of the proposed medical marijuana ordinance amendments. It is anticipated amendments to current medical marijuana ordinances will likely be final in three to four months, after going through the public review process and undergoing CEQA analysis; however, there is no guarantee if or when these amendments will be adopted by the City Council.
If the City adopts amendments to medical marijuana ordinances, what is the permitting process?
The permitting process will depend on the type of entitlement required by the final ordinance that is ultimately adopted. Typically, it requires an application which is reviewed by the DARM Director but may also require the Planning Commission and Council to consider the permit. An application usually requires a Site Plan and other site specific and business information to be submitted.
Where will medical marijuana businesses be permitted to operate?
The locations where medical marijuana businesses may operate is unknown at this time, and will be determined when medical marijuana ordinance amendments are adopted.
If I operate a medical marijuana business illegally, can that jeopardize my ability to be granted a local permit?
Yes. Operating a business illegally can potentially prevent the City from granting an individual a local permit in the future.
Can a medical marijuana business legally operating outside of the City make legal deliveries to customers in the City?
No. The City currently has a ban on all marijuana activities. A delivery of marijuana may not be made to a location within the City.
What about recreational marijuana businesses?
All recreational marijuana businesses are prohibited in the City. Fresno Municipal Code section 15-2739.1. There is no pending proposal to change this.
What is going to happen to cannabis businesses that do not obtain a license to operate legally?
Officials have begun targeting marijuana businesses that are operating without a state license. The Bureau of Cannabis Control has recently sent out cease-and-desist orders to approximately 500 cannabis businesses located in California that have not begun the process of obtaining a state license. The letter instructs all unlicensed businesses to stop all cannabis related activity until they receive proper licensing. Failure to follow state law will result in administrative and criminal penalties along with significant fines for each violation.
137 Valencia Blvd, Woodlake CA.
60 minute drive from Fresno CA
Medical Marijuana Dispensary(Doctor recommendation and I.D required)
Buds for life 2.0
5322 W Spruce #105, Fresno CA 93722
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Buds 4 Life 2.0
5322 W Spruce #105
Fresno CA 93722
Ph 559 822-6206
Hours of Operation
8:00am - 8:00pm
559 822-6206 Dispensary
559 237-7171 Delivery
California Herbal Relief Center