Two new cannabis dispensaries have opened, bringing Fresno to six pot shops. Is there anyone near you?

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Cannabis Culture Club Do well in 2023.

The marijuana dispensary chain has expanded its footprint across the country, but mostly in California, where it has opened five new stores, including One in Porterville.

The company continued this expansion in the new year, opening two additional dispensaries during the first weeks of 2024.

Both are in Fresno.

The stores — located on Bullard Street at Interstate 41 and at Maple and Jensen avenues — are currently in the soft opening phase.

Grand opening ceremonies are scheduled for sometime in February.

“We’ve been interested in pursuing Fresno for a long time,” says CEO Devon Julian. “It’s great to be part of such a large metropolitan area.”

“We were really happy with the partnership” that includes local owners Parigi McCoy and Gus Kahlon.

McCoy is a citizen. He grew up in Fresno and graduated from Edison High School. His background is in retail development, but he has been an advocate for legal marijuana since California passed SB 420 in 2003.

Besides ownership in Fresno Stores, he is the Communications Chair for the Cannabis Culture Club.

The Kahlon family owns several gas stations in Fresno, and recently started a cannabis brand in Fresno Cavalier Special Reserve As an exclusive cannabis culture club.

Gus Kahlon, left, with Parigi McCoy, both partners in the new Cannabis Culture Club that has two locations in Fresno.  Filmed Thursday, January 11, 2024 in Fresno.

Gus Kahlon, left, with Parigi McCoy, both partners in the new Cannabis Culture Club that has two locations in Fresno. Filmed Thursday, January 11, 2024 in Fresno.

Culture Cannabis shops open in north and southeast Fresno

The two stores are almost identical in layout, design and function.

Digital interfaces These built-in shelves allow customers to pull up a full list of information about any product, although they can also get help from in-store cannabis consultants. These aren’t just bud tenders, says Julian.

The stores carry well-known brands like Stiiizy and Fig Farms, but will also bring in newer brands and products on a rotating basis each month.

Jordan Quintana, director of the Bullard Avenue store, says there is a focus on brands that have been able to make the leap from the black market.

Some of the product lines are exclusive to Fresno, he says.

Both stores carry flower and vapes from Cavalier Private Reserve.

Quintana says the Bullard Avenue store carries excerpts from the first level of Trilogy 710, which are not offered anywhere within 170 miles.

“That’s our goal: to get some unique stuff,” he says.

Cannabis is seen for sale at the new Culture Cannabis Club location on Bullard Street between Blackstone Street and Fresno Street, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, in Fresno.

Cannabis is seen for sale at the new Culture Cannabis Club location on Bullard Street between Blackstone Street and Fresno Street, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, in Fresno.

who is next?

The number of dispensaries in Fresno has tripled in the past three months.

Embarek and the artist’s tree It had been operating as the only dispensary in town for more than a year The station It opened on Shaw Avenue across from Fashion Fair Mall in November. Cookies followed a month later with Grand opening For its own retail store.

It included a visit by the company’s famous CEO.

The Cannabis Culture Club is expanding its legal cannabis footprint in the city.

It’s the first dispensary in South Fresno, which was important to McCoy and Kahlon, both of whom have deep connections to the area. Especially Kalua.

“We put a lot of time into choosing locations,” Kahlon says.

The city allows 21 retail dispensaries: three in each of seven council districts. There are now dispensaries open in four of those areas.

There are no dispensaries yet in Region 1, Which includes west Fresno and parts of the Tower area. It’s the same for Zone 3, Which includes southwest Fresno and downtownand area 7, Which includes central Fresno east to Clovis.

It is questionable when another dispensary might open.

According to the city, three permit holders are in the construction phase. This will likely include Dr. Green Thumbthe dispensary of Cypress Hill rapper B-Real, is set to open inside the old Bank of America building on Wishon Street in the Tower District.

The city says six other companies are working to secure building permits. Three others are working to comply with the terms of the use permit and one is still awaiting CUP approval.

Two licenses remain unrewarded after the city council appealed them.

Cavalier is a new local product line owned by Jas Kahlon, part owner of Culture Cannabis Club.  Filmed Thursday, January 11, 2024 in Fresno.

Cavalier is a new local product line owned by Jas Kahlon, part owner of Culture Cannabis Club. Filmed Thursday, January 11, 2024 in Fresno.

Cannabis is seen through a magnifying glass on display and for sale at the new Culture Cannabis Club location on Bullard Street.  Between Fresno Street and Blackstone Street, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, in Fresno.

Cannabis is seen through a magnifying glass on display and for sale at the new Culture Cannabis Club location on Bullard Street. Between Fresno Street and Blackstone Street, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, in Fresno.

A locally owned Cavalier indica strain is offered for sale at the Culture Cannabis Club, Thursday, January 11, 2024 in Fresno.

A locally owned Cavalier indica strain is offered for sale at the Culture Cannabis Club, Thursday, January 11, 2024 in Fresno.

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