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Sep 14, 2012 8:24 PM

City of Tucson to approve permit for first medical marijuana dispensary

TUCSON - The City of Tucson will soon issue a building permit to a proposed medical marijuana dispensary on south Kolb Road; this is the first such permit issued by the city.

In a news release, City of Tucson officials stated they will soon be issuing a permit for remodeling of a building at 112 S. Kolb Road. The user of the building intends to operate it as a medical marijuana dispensary, subject to approval by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

This is the first such permit issued by the City of Tucson since the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act was approved by voters on November 2, 2010.

According to the zoning compliance application submitted to the City of Tucson, the location meets the requirements for a dispensary: the site is in a C-2 zone, is located in a permanent building as defined by the Tucson Land Use code, is set back a minimum of 1000 feet from all public, private and charter schools and licensed childcare centers, is at least 1000 feet from all churches, libraries and public parks, and is at least 2000 feet from all licensed residential substance abuse facilities.

The application lists "Green Medicine" as the name associated with the application.

Tune in to News 4 Tucson at 10 p.m. for a full report.

Pictured: A map taken from the zoning compliance application showing that the proposed dispensary site is the required distance away from all schools, churches, parks, and other conflicting properties.

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