Large Phoenix MMJ Grow Wins Go-Ahead

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A company has received the green light to build a 20-acre indoor medical marijuana cultivation facility within 1,000 feet of a neighborhood in Phoenix, which is technically not allowed under a local ordinance.

The city’s Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 to grant Tryke Companies an exception to the ordinance – which stipulates that cannabis grows be at least 1,000 feet from neighborhoods – despite resistance from nearby residents.

The approval is another sign that local government officials in Arizona are finally warming to the upside of the cannabis industry.

The planned facility will have video cameras monitoring the building at all times, and security guards will be on watch 24/7, an attorney for Tryke told the board. A canal also separates the neighborhood from the lot where Tryke will build its facility.

None of that satisfied a number of angry locals, who vehemently protested the decision to give Tryke the green light.

The opposition contended that Tryke’s plans would attract crime, drive down property values, and perhaps make the neighborhood smell of cannabis.

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