High Times & High Stakes of California’s Legal Weed

Opinion by Joe Mathews California’s 2018 transition to legal marijuana contains a mind-bending paradox: Ending prohibitions on marijuana is going to require an awful lot of aggressive law enforcement. On Jan. 1, California will not merely be...

Fresno Bans Commercial Pot Sales

While the state of California and Fresno voters have legalized recreational marijuana, it will not be commercially grown or sold in the city. The city council voted 4-3 in favor to ban commercial growing, selling and smoking marijuana in public. Known as Pr...

Marijuana in Fresno? Debate is Just Warming Up

The Fresno City Council took a puff, puff, pass on setting a limit on the number of marijuana plants an individual could grow Thursday. In a procedural move, Council President Clint Olivier removed the vote fro...

Poll: What Should Fresno’s Marijuana Limit Be?

The Fresno City Council will try for the third time Thursday to set a limit on how many marijuana plants people can grow at home. California law allows six plants per residence, but local jurisdictions are allowed to raise the limit if they desire. What tha...

Fresno Council: Marijuana Regs, Carbon Credits

Council Tackles Marijuana Plant Limits Again Here are the items that are grabbing my attention from the Thursday, Aug. 24, Fresno City Council meeting: Will the third time be a charm for the city to adopt...

Newsom on Pot, Gay Marriage and Temperance Flat

He currently holds the No. 2 position in California, but Gavin Newsom is gunning for the top job. The Democratic front-runner to succeed Jerry Brown held a public meet-and-greet in front of a receptive audie...