The Fresno Bee reports councilmembers voted Thursday to introduce a ban on growing pot indoors and in specific outdoor areas that had the required permit. The council at a later date will be asked to adopt the changes.
The action will make growing marijuana illegal everywhere in Fresno. There will be fines for anyone with plants in the ground beyond the abatement deadline - 120 days after the ban's adoption.
Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the ban is a matter of public safety. He said officers in the past year have investigated 317 complaints of marijuana cultivation.
In January Fresno County became California's first county to ban all pot cultivation. Supervisors cited incidents of violent crime linked to marijuana farming operations.
California will start issuing licenses for growers and sellers of recreational cannabis Jan. 1. The state's rules leave it up to cities and counties to cap acreage of cannabis grows.
The Sacramento City Council voted to permit recreational pot delivery services and a limited number of brick-and-mortar dispensaries.
There are a lot of cannabis products on the market for pets, but scientists aren't sure exactly what they do.
The state's "Let's Talk Cannabis" campaign lays out health risks for teenagers, and for pregnant or nursing women.
California's lead agency for marijuana regulation has gone by many names. The Bureau of Cannabis Control is the latest. The change reflects a wider trend away from the term "marijuana" in favor of "cannabis."