Committee hearing on medical marijuana dispensary Thursday

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

The storefront previously occupied by Winding Roses at 1880 W. American Ave., Oracle, is the proposed site for the medical marijuana dispensary.
John Hernandez | Miner

San Manuel Miner

A public hearing of the Pinal County Planning and Zoning Commission is being held Thursday, April 17 at 9 a.m. in the Pinal County Emergency Operations Center building F to consider the request for a special use permit for the unincorporated area of Oracle. The public hearing/action involves Rita Casares landowner; Glen A. Wilt, Jr., applicant, David Dow, agent requesting approval of a special use permit to operate the Pinal County Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary in a building located on American Avenue.

The hearing is open to anyone interested in the matter and they may show cause, if any, why this application should or should not be granted. If 20 percent of the property owners within the zoning area file protests then three-fourths of all members of the Board of Supervisors will be required to approve the rezoning.

A group of Oracle residents have been collecting signatures on a petition in opposition to the medical marijuana dispensary being allowed in Oracle. Alicia Bristow, president of the Oracle Women’s Network (O.W.N.) said that well over 100 signatures have been collected including those of business owners in the area that are opposed to the medical marijuana dispensary.

Besides opposing a medical marijuana dispensary coming to Oracle in general, residents who signed the petition also were concerned about Dr. Wilt’s reputation as a property owner. Dr. Wilt has run into problems with incorporated town governments in Superior, Globe, and Hayden. There have been complaints about his properties being neglected and in disrepair. Towns and individuals have gone to court over Dr. Wilt’s failure to take action when requested to do so.

John Hernandez (236 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus Presents “A Girl’s Life” April 10 & 12

    24 hours ago
    by

    TUCSON, AZ – On April 10 and 12 the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus will present “A Girl’s Life.” Songs in […]


    Pastor’s Corner

    24 hours ago
    by

    We read in John 14:23, “If anyone loves Me, he will obey My commands/teaching.” This is Jesus speaking clearly. He […]


    Workers Struggle in a Mining town

    March 25th, 2015
    by

    T T T he towns of Clifton and Morenci, Ariz. are located in Greenlee County. The Morenci Mining District in 1903 would become the site of labor unrest that would lead


    Kearny originally declared ‘hostile, uninhabitable’

    March 25th, 2015
    by

    Pinal Nugget Kearny’s roots began in the 1800s as legendary Arizona explorer Father Kino sought to convert the Apache Indian communities in the area to Christianity.


  • Stories Just For You

    Oracle State Park celebrates Dark Sky designation, new director

    March 24th, 2015
    by

    San Manuel Miner With a brand new designation and a new director at the helm, Oracle State Park has begun its transformation.


    Wildland training brings firefighters to Oracle

    March 24th, 2015
    by

    San Manuel Miner There was a whole lot of learning going on in Oracle Saturday, and this time it was the adults who were sitting in the desks.


    Three artists come together in Oracle

    March 24th, 2015
    by

    San Manuel Miner Three artists put a show together in Oracle at Trowbridge Hall. The reception and show was held on Saturday, March 7.


    Sun Life doctor joins roster of elite speakers at nutrition conference this fall

    March 24th, 2015
    by

    ORACLE – This fall, Sun Life’s own Dr. Ted Crawford will be among 18 other well-renowned speakers at the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference from Sept.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather