By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star
The town of Snowflake may have violated state laws in charging $800,000 to allow a marijuana grower to set up shop in the community, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Tuesday.
In a first-of-its-kind ruling under a new state law, Brnovich said it appears the council essentially pulled the number out of thin air without any legal basis. His decision gives the town 30 days to correct the problem or wind up in court.
Brnovich’s decision, however, may prove to be a hollow victory for Rep. Paul Boyer, R-Phoenix, who had hoped to stop the facility from going in at all.