Proposed medical marijuana dispensary raising concerns
VERO BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
A city on the Treasure Coast could be the first in our area to allow a medical marijuana dispensary to open its doors, but it doesn’t go without controversy.
The proposed site in the 1800 block of Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach is not far from a school and a daycare.
Should Vero Beach give the okay to a medical marijuana dispensary here?
For some it would be a bitter pill to swallow.
“I think it’s a terrible mistake to put it right there,” said Dr. Michael Herman, a veterinarian.
Dr. Michael Herman has been saving animals for 30 years at the Pet Medical Center of Vero Beach, 1795 10th Avenue. The idea of a medical marijuana dispensary opening just two blocks away on Commerce Avenue worries him.
“There’s nothing appropriate about a medical marijuana facility being in this neighborhood. It really needs to be by the hospital. They can