Pinal farmer wins permission to grow marijuana

Growers would be required to give the sheriff’s office three-days notice of any harvest or transportation of the product./Google Maps
Growers would be required to give the sheriff’s office three-days notice of any harvest or transportation of the product./Google Maps

By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com

A split vote by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved a text change that will pave the way for a Casa Grande dairy to grow marijuana.

Sidewinder Dairy, owned by Sean Dugan, is planning to cultivate marijuana for medical use. The issue divided politicians and farmers alike.

“I’m a very strong supporter of farmers and their quest and freedom to grow the crops that they choose,” District 3 Supervisor Anthony Smith said.

Smith requested two compromises to the proposed amendment before he, District 3 Supervisor Stephen Miller and District 5 Supervisor Todd House voted to approve the ordinance.

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