Proposal for Tempe marijuana dispensary near ASU headed to court

Tempe rejected a medical marijuana facility's request to open in a building on McClintock Drive just south of Rio Salado Parkway.(Photo: Chris Coppola)

A dispute over whether a medical-marijuana facility can locate across from Arizona State University property in Tempe is headed toward a showdown in Maricopa County Superior Court.

The dispensary, Healing Healthcare Inc.,  claims city officials wrongly invoked an ordinance that prevents dispensaries from locating within 500 feet of residential zoning districts when it sought to open in a building across from ASU's Karsten Golf Course, on McClintock Drive just south of Rio Salado Parkway.

The Karsten Golf Course is zoned as an agricultural area but it is included in the residential district category and could be rezoned for houses or apartments, the city said.

Marijuana in Arizona

The dispensary's backers lost a second appeal of their application with the city's Board of Adjustment and thus will pursue the lawsuit, which they filed earlier this year.


e-mail icon Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon Reddit icon
Rate this article: 

This marijuana news is brought to you by 420 Intel. For the latest breaking cannabis industry news, subscribe to the 420 Intel newsletter. If you'd like to promote your product or service in this area after every article, contact us.