By Jason W. Brooks | YourValley
BUCKEYE — Most Arizona municipalities have had some council discussions regarding cannabis establishments since Arizona voters chose to make recreational use legal in November 2020. Many have taken some action.
The Buckeye City Council might be one of the next municipalities to act.
The council heard a short presentation Tuesday, Sept. 20, from Bart Wingard of Development Services regarding cannabis-related business restrictions.
While his visual aids were mainly focused on comparisons among action taken by similar-size cities and Phoenix, the input he sought from council ended up leaning toward a restrictive approach.
Wingard made the presentation at a workshop where no official council action was taken.
He pointed out state law prohibits Arizona municipalities from placing any barriers on recreational establishments that are more restrictive than any on medical cannabis sites.