Three months after the Fresno City Council appealed four cannabis dispensaries that were granted preliminary approval from the city manager’s office, three of the replacements are also up for appeal.
October’s proceedings kicked out one dispensary in District 1, another one in District 2 and two in District 3.
In District 2, the city manager’s office selected Embarc Fresno as a replacement, which will move forward safely since Councilman Mike Karbassi has not filed an appeal.
Embarc Fresno will be located at 1784 W. Shaw Ave., located just east of West. Ave.
The dispensary initially placed third in the city’s scoring process after the Phase III interview round and replaces second-place Cookies/Lemonnade, which was appealed due to its proximity to Pinedale Elementary School.
But Council members Miguel Arias and Esmeralda Soria are asking to take another look at the replacements in their districts.
Authentic 559 won approval in District 1 but has been appealed by Soria, while Arias is appealing High Speed Healing and Beyond Rooted 559 in District 3.
The city has not yet scheduled the public hearing for the appeals, but sources tell The Sun that the hearing is tabbed for Wednesday, Feb. 16.
The October hearing