Madera’s long-running saga to kickstart the city’s cannabis operations has finally come to fruition.
A retail cannabis dispensary that did not make the cut in Fresno’s the awarding of preliminary licenses is suing the city to halt the process altogether.
Once again, Madera’s future pot shops are kept waiting as lawmakers could not muster up enough support Wednesday evening to pass the city’s cannabis business permits ordinance.
Shortly after deciding to add a third recreational pot shop, Kings County’s largest city is looking to leverage legal pot’s financial benefits quickly.
With four licenses yet to be awarded, what is the future of retail marijuana in Fresno?
The former CEO of a major cannabis firm could muddy the waters for Fresno’s dispensary licensing process due to felony charges filed by Bay Area prosecutors.
Following a protracted, months-long stalemate over how to handle vertically-integrated licenses, Madera is back on track to take applications for weed shops.
“It’s Red Ribbon Week and I stand before you as I’m teaching our kids to say no to drugs, I’m having to fight a dispensary going into my community close to where my children are,” Pinedale Principal Debra Bolls argued.
Following months of applications and interviews away from the prying eyes of the public, the people of Fresno are about to get their first taste of battle over recreational marijuana dispensaries.