Phoenix prepares for legalization of recreational marijuana
Published on Apr 6, 2016
The group Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is still collecting signatures to bring recreational marijuana to the upcoming November ballot in Phoenix, AZ. The bill has yet to qualify for the ballot, let alone be voted on, but legislators are convinced it will pass so much so that they're already proposing heavier regulations ontop of the original bill. These changes would make it much harder for marijuana businesses to find a location due to stricter zoning laws, keeping them further from churches, residential areas, day-cares, homeless shelters and youth community centers.
The city’s planning and development department is proposing stricter regulations for new dispensaries, cultivation sites and infusion facilities. Industry advocates say the changes would make it even more difficult to find locations where they could operate.