Phoenix Cannabis Grow Op Gets Go-Ahead

arizonaIn a surprising exception to local ordinance, a company in Phoenix, Arizona has recently been given the thumbs-up in building a 20-acre indoor medical cannabis cultivation facility. The company is within 1,000 feet of a residential neighborhood and thus technically against local ordinance in Phoenix.

Tryke Companies managed to get an exception from the ordinance from the Board of Adjustment. The Board voted 3-2 in favor of allowing the company to start its cultivation facility.

The approval comes with Tryke’s agreement to put up tight security measures for the cultivation facility. The company plans to have surveillance cameras around and active at all times. Security guards will also patrol the premises 24/7 to prevent any unwanted entry to the marijuana growing area. Lastly, a canal will separate the facility lot from the greater neighborhood.

The Board’s decision, however, drew the ire of local residents. The city states that cannabis cannot be grown except in areas at least 1,000 feet from the nearest neighborhood. The local residents not only cite this but also argue that the presence of the facility would attract crime to the city and lower property values. They also suspect that it could make the neighborhood reek of cannabis.

Despite all of this, the fact that the local government has allowed an exception could show a drastic change in stance regarding the cannabis industry.

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