Marijuana dispensary coming to your area? Chances are it didn't go before city council
CLOSE True Harvest has renovated a former Revlon makeup factory in Phoenix into a massive marijuana farm supplying Arizona's medical-marijuana program. David Wallace/The Republic
Metro Phoenix cities each have their own rules for medical marijuana dispensaries, but one is nearly always the same: new dispensary openings don't need city councils approvals.
In 10 Valley cities, from Glendale to Gilbert, new dispensary openings are approved with planning staff or commission approvals.
Chandler is the latest city to implement the less public process. The Southeast Valley suburb recently approved... read more