Tucson marijuana dispensary wins appeal to expand | Dispensaries | tucson.com – Arizona Daily Star

 

Edward Celaya

The grass is likely to get much greener (and more abundant) on the north side of East Sixth Street just north of downtown Tucson.

At 221 E. 6th Street, Suite 105, to be exact.

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A 4-2 vote by the City of Tucson’s Board of Adjustment affirmed an appeal by associates of Downtown Dispensary that will allow the business to build out to 6,578 square feet of space to expand operations.

“It almost feels surreal,” said co-owner Moe Asnani after the vote. “It kind of gives me faith in the inner mechanics of government again. These board members came to an independent conclusion based on evidence.”

The proposed expansion, made possible by a Tucson City Council decision that allows for the footprint of dispensaries  to be up to 10,000 square feet, had been nixed by the city’s zoning administrator on the grounds that the dispensary, which opened in August 2013, was across the street from a school: Santa Theresa Tile Works.

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