A Look at Proposed Cannabis Guidelines in Fresno

Fresno city council members Miguel Arias and Esmeralda Soria have proposed new guidelines for commercial cannabis sales in Fresno. They were released ahead of a Thursday city council discussion about new rules governing retail marijuana.

The regulations, summarized here by GV Wire, would allow up to 14 retail businesses — two dispensaries per council district — plus 16 licenses for manufacturing, distribution and cultivation.

The document also lays out a series of eligibility requirements and standards for those who apply under the social equity ordinance, including majority ownership from a marginalized community and use of a unionized workforce.

Arias believes cannabis will bring in $3 million to $5 million per year.

Read the proposed changes here


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