This program allows for a level playing field for those who apply for business licenses.
Fresno has also joined other California cities by establishing a so-called “Cannabis Equity” program.
Fresno City leaders have approved a new cannabis business ordinance allowing retail shops to operate in the city.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fresno’s marijuana ordinance narrowly passed Thursday by a vote of 4-3 paving the way for recreational pot shops in the city.
“The State voters, the City of Fresno voters, the previous council all approved adult recreational to take place a year after of their initial adoption,” said councilmember Miguel Arias.
He has recently voiced his concerns over bringing recreational dispensaries to Fresno.
Thursday’s 4-3 vote calls for up to 14 dispensaries to set up shop within designated areas of the city.
“It is my expectation and I’m calling on the Mayor to follow through on his pledge to veto this action. So we don’t bring recreational dispensaries into the city which I think is a complete wrong direction to be going,” said councilmember Garry Bredefeld.
“I believe its going to set some good precedent in terms of the social equity component, said councilmember Esmeralda Soria.
Fresno's marijuana ordinance narrowly passed Thursday by a vote of 4-3 paving the way for recreational pot shops in the city.