By Alison Steinbach | Arizona Republic
If Arizona voters approve Proposition 207 on Nov. 3, recreational marijuana will still be illegal to buy or sell in Gilbert, with one exception.
Gilbert’s only operating medical marijuana dispensary, Curaleaf, could get a license to sell recreational marijuana — cornering the market in the town of over 250,000 residents southeast of Phoenix.
An attorney for Curaleaf, which helped finance Proposition 207, spoke in support of the preemptive ban the Gilbert Town Council approved on Tuesday.
If Prop 207 passes, it will create a new and badly needed source of public funding for essential government services, while legalizing possession and consumption of marijuana for recreational marijuana. With it, will likely come new business opportunities and a slew of new regulations. Local ordinances, such as the one Gilbert just passed governing the use and sale of marijuana in their jurisdiction, will shape the way the new industry will grow.
– Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Cannabis, Hemp and Equine Departments