Plans are once again underway for the construction of a new marijuana dispensary facility in Phoenix.
The project will belong to the Tempe-based Harvest Health and Recreation company, and will go up at the northwest intersection of Tatum and Shea boulevards near a border between Phoenix and the town of Paradise Valley.
As envisioned, the facility will measure around 15,000 square feet, with roughly a third of that space taken up by the marijuana company and the rest leased out to other tenants.
The company had originally applied for a rezoning application in July, but withdrew from the process the following month.
With that process now relaunched, the project will once again require a final vote of approval from the Phoenix City Council.
The dispensary project comes on the heels of an Arizona ballot question in November which saw voters pass what is called the Smart and Safe Arizona Act.
That initiative, which secured 60% of the vote, legalizes the possession and use of marijuana for all persons over the age of 21.
In a column for the Arizona Capital Times, William Troutt, medical education director for Harvest Health, noted that while the recreational use of marijuana will obviously increase in the state due to passage of the initiative, the company will continue to focus on its medical aspects.
Harvest Health currently operates 38 locations across the country, with 15 up and running in Arizona.
The company’s Arizona outlets range in size from a 9,200 square foot indoor cultivation facility in El Mirage, to a 70,000 square foot greenhouse in the city of Wilcox.
By Garry Boulard
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