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Phoenix to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to grow larger

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Posted at 9:26 AM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 11:26:51-05

Hours after Arizona voters passed a measure legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, the Phoenix City Council voted to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to grow larger.

On Wednesday, the council approved an amendment allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to be a maximum of 5,000 square feet, an increase from the previously allowed 2,000 square feet.

This change, though, only applies to medical marijuana dispensaries, city officials said during Wednesday afternoon's council meeting.

The city will have to create its own zoning rules for recreational marijuana facilities.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.