Recreational Cannabis Shops? Mayor Brand Says No Way.

The top story out of Thursday’s (June 14) Fresno City Council meeting was the approval of a November ballot measure taxing cannabis sales. Politics 101 David Taub Regulations are still needed before there is anything to tax. And two-thirds...
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McConnell Eyes Farm Bill as Path To Legal Hemp

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants something to replace the faltering cash crop of tobacco in his home state of Kentucky. It's clear that he has found it: hemp. Sen. McConnell wants...

The Great Fresno Cop Debate: 1,000 or 900 Officers?

When he campaigned for mayor two years ago, Lee Brand often cited 1,000 sworn officers as the goal for the Fresno Police Department. Listen to any of his recent speeches, like during a recent campaign fundraiser, and his goal remains 1,000 officers. Does Ch...
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Cannabis Backers Loving Trump’s Apparent Support

Entrepreneurs and other cannabis enthusiasts are doing backflips over President Donald Trump's statement last week about marijuana. The president said Friday that he "probably" would support bipartisan feder...

Pot, Parks, & Race Relations Highlight District 3 Forum

Four candidates running for Fresno City Council, District 3 met in a forum Thursday (April 19) night, sharing their views and qualifications. GV Wire, in conjunction with CMAC and Fresno’s Young Leading Professionals, held the 90-minute forum in the distric...