Chino Valley City Councilman Corey Mendoza used to oppose medical marijuana. But not anymore. Mendoza recently asked the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission for a special permit to open a cannabis -related research and development center on his own property.
Mendoza was known for criticizing Arizona voters for legalizing medical marijuana, AZ Family reports. Since then, the city councilman began reading about marijuana for medical purposes and learned how the pros greatly outweigh the cons.
Mendoza said, “I’ve gotten much more educated in the uses of marijuana. I’ve softened a bit.” Although, he still considers most people using marijuana for medicinal purposes to be “potheads.” Regardless, he also believes that there are some people truly benefiting from it, so he’d still like to continue his marijuana education.
Mendoza owns a vacant 2.7 acre lot which he plans to build his research center on, if approved by the Chino Valley City Council.