Roadblocks Removed For Marijuana Dispensary

October 16, 2013

A medical marijuana dispensary could be about to open in Sun City now that a Superior Court judge has found Maricopa County’s zoning ordinance a transparent attempt to keep dispensaries out of county islands, those areas that have not been incorporated as cities or towns.

White Mountain dispensary attorney Jeffrey Kaufman says the judge has ordered further briefings Oct. 31, and he’s optimistic there will be no further roadblocks to its opening.

“We’re hoping that the judge will say that there are no restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and we should then, or they should then be open probably in December or January,” Kaufman said.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery refused to be interviewed, instead issuing a terse written statement that the court assumes too much about the zoning law’s intent and he intends to appeal.