Paradise Valley Sets Framework to Prevent Dispensaries

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent

Paradise Valley is laying the groundwork to prevent marijuana dispensaries from opening within town limits should Arizona voters approval recreational cannabis use in next month’s election.

The Paradise Valley Town Council has agreed to refer a draft ordinance, which lays out the town’s intent to prohibit marijuana facilities, to its Planning Commission for review and recommendation.

The Town Council approved the referral of a draft ordinance on Oct. 8, following Town Attorney Andrew Miller’s recommendation.

The recommendation includes revising the town zoning ordinance to prohibit marijuana establishments or testing facilities within Paradise Valley limits.

Statewide ballot initiative known as “Smart and Safe Arizona Act,” or Proposition 207, is on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

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