Fresno Cannabis Business Law Firm

Cannabis Business Attorney in Fresno, California

A leading California cannabis lawyer, Shay Aaron Gilmore delivers proven legal solutions for operators and investors to launch, fund and grow ventures in compliance with the cannabis industry’s ever-changing regulations, laws, and policies throughout California, with a focus on Fresno

The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore has devoted hundreds of hours of pro-bono legal services to the cannabis social equity movement throughout the United States, helped dozens of businesses procure or maintain state and local commercial cannabis licenses and permits in cities and counties throughout California, and successfully closed millions of dollars in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions for cannabis operator and investor clients in Southern California.

The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore Practice Areas in Fresno, California

Providing each of our clients with customized knowledge and cost-effective legal counsel designed to reach their unique goals, The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore supports the continued success of our Fresno cannabis industry clients in the following practice areas:

Named as one of the Top 20 Cannabis Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal, Shay Aaron Gilmore maintains active roles in the industry’s top trade and professional organizations like the California Cannabis Industry Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, and the International Cannabis Bar Association.

Fresno Cannabis Business Resources

Whether you are just joining the California cannabis industry or are an established California operator or investor expanding your business or investment into the Fresno area, getting an understanding of the legal regulations and requirements impacting the local cannabis industry is vital to your success. Here are a few local resources for cannabis businesses to use in answering questions regarding cannabis legislation, regulation, and enforcement in the City of Fresno, City of Coalinga, City of Firebaugh, City of Mendota, and City of Parlier.

Have questions or concerns in the City of Fresno or any of the other cities listed above? We can provide customized legal solutions to meet your goals for your cannabis investment and commercial cannabis business transactions.

Contact The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore today!

Contact our Fresno cannabis law specialists today by phone at (415) 846-6397 or online so you can fully and compliantly align your business and investment interests in the California cannabis industry with the rules and regulations specific to the City of Fresno, City of Coalinga, City of Firebaugh, City of Mendota, and City of Parlier.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before anything else, you must get approval from the local government (e.g., the City of Fresno or the City of Mendota) with jurisdiction over the physical location of the premises to be listed on the state cannabis license. The first step in how to get a cannabis license in California is to complete local permitting processes, which vary depending on the physical location of your cannabis business premises.  

The process of getting a cannabis growers license varies by local jurisdiction, which will control the types of cultivation licenses that can be issued. For example, while the City of Fresno has implemented a blanket prohibition on any outdoor, including outdoor greenhouse, cannabis cultivation, the City of Mendota does not have any such blanket prohibition for licensed cannabis growing operations.

Before growing hemp on land within unincorporated Fresno County, the grower needs to register with the Fresno County Department of Agriculture, and then submit a registration application to the California Department of Food & Agriculture, which can take weeks to approve.

Before cultivation, a fee of nine-hundred dollars ($900) per applicant shall be submitted with the application to the California Department of Food & Agriculture.