Tempe is a well-established city within the greater Phoenix metro. It’s located right along the Salt River, is only 15 minutes away from downtown Phoenix, and offers everything people love about Arizona living. Beautiful warm weather year-round and lots of sun make Tempe an ideal climate, and the city flourishes for it. There are major attractions like the Desert Botanical Garden, the Papago Park, and Arizona State University. The city’s charm is highlighted by the hundreds of colorful murals you’ll see painted throughout the city, and Tempe is also an incredibly walkable city, especially around the river, where you’ll find the gorgeous Tempe Beach Park and waterside pathways for running and biking. You’ll also have a blast renting paddle boats and kayaks for floating up and down the beautiful Tempe Town Lake!
With the November 2020 election, Arizona passed Proposition 207, which legalized recreational marijuana statewide. One of four states to do so in 2020, Arizona is now one of 15 states that have completely legalized marijuana. Under the new law, the state of Arizona will begin accepting applications for the retail sale of adult-use marijuana on January 19, 2021. The state will have 60 days to answer the application, meaning that certain dispensaries will likely begin selling recreational marijuana sometime in March 2021 in Tempe. Additionally, the new laws made it legal to grow up to six marijuana plants at home per adult (with a maximum of 12 plants per household). Medical marijuana is already available in Tempe and has been since November 2010. Medical dispensaries are allowed to be operational between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM, and while Tempe does allow for delivery, many dispensaries do not offer that service.