Committee hearing on medical marijuana dispensary Thursday

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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 (291 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.


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