Tucson is about to get greener.
A 4-2 vote by the City of Tucson’s Board of Adjustment affirmed an appeal by The Downtown Dispensary that will allow the dispensary to build out another 2,000 square feet of space to expand operations.
“It almost feels surreal,” said co-owner Moe Asnani. “It kind of gives me faith in the inner mechanics of government again. These board members came to an independent conclusion based on evidence.”
Tucson’s Zoning Administrator had taken the position that a tile workshop, which is within 500 feet of The Downtown Dispensary, was a “K-12 public, private, or charter school,” thus preventing the dispensary from utilizing its expansion that the City of Tucson had already permitted and that the dispensary had already constructed.