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Lake Havasu considering medical marijuana issue

Billy Soloe demonstrates in favor of medical marijuana, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 in Las Vegas. About 25 people protested outside the Federal building in response to recent federal raids on dispensaries, cultivators and referral services in Nevada and Michigan. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Billy Soloe demonstrates in favor of medical marijuana, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 in Las Vegas. About 25 people protested outside the Federal building in response to recent federal raids on dispensaries, cultivators and referral services in Nevada and Michigan. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Lake Havasu City officials are deciding where they should place a medical marijuana dispensary.

The city Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5 to 2 this month on provisions that prevent the operation of a medical marijuana business within 500 feet of any church, school, residential area or public park. The amendment also prevents medical marijuana businesses from being within 1,000 feet of one another as well as a few other zoning specifications.

The Today’s News-Herald reports the City Council could adopt an ordinance amendment when it meets Tuesday evening allowing at least one medical marijuana dispensary in Lake Havasu City.

City Manager Charlie Cassens says the city has limited control over the location of dispensaries and grow operations.

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3 comments

  1. I still cannot for the life of me understand why Marijuana was ever illegal. If cigarettes and alcohol are legal, Marijuana should be legal as well. Plus it will lessen the need for cartel’s bringing drugs over the border.

  2. So true Jeremy…why is a good question..thats why I have been out there protesting in places like the Federal building in Las Vegas

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