True Harvest has renovated a former Revlon makeup factory in Phoenix into a massive marijuana farm supplying Arizona’s medical-marijuana program. David Wallace/The Republic
True Harvest head grower Ronin Klos looks at marijuana in a grow room at the True Harvest growing facility in Phoenix on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. True Harvest has renovated a former Revlon makeup factory into a massive marijuana farm supplying Arizona’s medical-marijuana program.(Photo: David Wallace/The Republic)
Metro Phoenix cities each have their own rules for medical marijuana dispensaries, but one is nearly always the same: new dispensary openings don’t need city councils approvals.
In 10 Valley cities, from Glendale to Gilbert, new dispensary openings are approved with planning staff or commission approvals.
Chandler is the latest city to implement the less public process. The Southeast Valley suburb recently approved its first dispensary, which has been public enough to generate debate about its location.
As with other new projects, Chandler still sends public notices to surrounding neighborhoods.
Cities have fine-tuned their