City of Fresno takes first swing at cannabis regulations. Public forum scheduled

Fresno took an important step Tuesday toward allowing commercial cannabis businesses to eventually set up – and officials hope residents and stakeholders will play a role in shaping its policy.

The city released draft regulations for commercial cannabis businesses, the document which outlines rules for medicinal cannabis storefronts and other marijuana-related businesses.

That includes businesses geared toward cultivation, distribution, manufacturing and testing.

The city will host a public forum to discuss the draft regulations 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 2600 Fresno St.

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“These regulations were put together by members of the subcommittee with help from the city attorney’s office, city department heads as well as an industry consultant,” said Councilman Clint Olivier, who represents

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