Saturday, October 6, 2012

Paul Cunningham Wants More MMJ Dispensary Restrictions

Posted By on Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Tucson's Ward 2 City Councilman Paul Cunningham has called for a city zoning ordinance change that would tighten the leash on planned medical marijuana dispensaries.

Cunningham, whose judgement came into question a few months ago when he got drunk in Cali and temporarily lost the ability to STFU, wants to extend the dispensary setback from schools, churches, etc. from 1,000 feet to 1,300 feet. In an embarrassingly poorly written entry in his newsletter, Cunningham said:

There are people who can make out signs and letters from 1,000 feet away, but a quarter-mile gives a large enough buffer to minimize the immediate physical environment of young people. This buffer will help to eliminate any propaganda that legitimizes marijuana use. As a former Juvenile Probation Officer, legitimizing marijuana use to any child is a mistake. Extending the buffer to a quarter mile will help prevent this from happening.

The change is up for discussion at the council's Oct. 9 study session in the council chamber at 1 p.m. Be there or be square.

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