So much remains ambiguous about the regulated future of legalized pot in California, even more so in the Central Valley. As some cities are still waiting to make their final decision, others have banned it outright, and Fresno is soon to embark on the unique challenge of writing new policies for medical marijuana businesses, from growing all the way to sales – but one thing is clear, and that it is going to make for a busy yet very interesting 2018.
Cannabis Indica is one of the two most popular subspecies of cannabis and is widely used both medically and recreationally. Indica's medicinal properties derive from its organic components; essential oils (terpenes) and cannabinoids, which include THC and CBD. The abundance of different terpenes and cannabinoids vary from strain to strain, while sharing common properties or tendencies. Physically, Indica plants and their leaves are short and bushy in relation to Sativa, the other common form of cannabis.
To help them draft the ordinances, the city has set aside a budget to hire a consulting firm to “sit with professional city staff, our professional city planners and determine how many dispensaries are needed by this community, where should they go, who should the operators be, [and] how we select the operators,” said Olivier during the 12/14 City Council meeting.
Google, Facebook and Twitter all have advertising policies that restrict the promotion of the sale of cannabis. Google’s policy prohibits ads that promote “substances that alter mental state for the purpose of recreation.” Facebook restricts any “illegal, prescription, or recreational drugs.” And Twitter bans “illegal drugs” as well as substances that cause “legal highs.” Instagram and Facebook have decided to go a step further by removing pages of cannabis related businesses.
In the most states now a cannabis delivery service is legal as a part of dispensing (B2C) or between licensed premises by a licensee or licensee representative. For example, a cannabis retailer may deliver a cannabis item to a residence in Oregon, however the retailer must receive written approval from the Commission prior to making any deliveries and may not carry or transport at any one time more than a total of $3000 in retail value worth of marijuana items designated for retail delivery.
Fresno is home to many marijuana delivery services which provide customers with cannabis related goods right to your door. Not only can you get marijuana delivered, most delivery services offer edibles, concentrates and even sodas. While in the city, you can visit places like the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Yosemite National Park and Forestiere Underground Gardens.