Fresno's first cannabis dispensary opens Monday – The Business Journal

The last preparations for Monday’s soft launch of The Artist Tree take place Wednesday in North Fresno. Photo by Frank Lopez

published on July 6, 2022 – 5:21 PM
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Fresno’s first cannabis dispensary, The Artist Tree, will have a soft opening Monday. The announcement comes as other Fresno dispensaries prepare to open in the coming days and weeks.

Courtney Caron, an attorney, San Joaquin College of Law alum and former Miss Fresno, said bringing a store to Fresno has been a dream of hers since she started working for The Artist Tree, which has three locations in the Los Angeles-area.

The opening has been a long process, she added.

Lauren Fontein, The Artist Tree co-owner, said people have already started checking out the storefront in the Park Place Shopping Center at the corner of Palm and Nees avenues. Located in a former furniture store, The Artist Tree’s address is 7835 N. Palm Ave., Suite 103.

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The Artist Tree dispensary will feature cannabis products as well as work from local artists on display and available for sale. Photo by Frank Lopez

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