By Brenna Goth | The Arizona Republic
Phoenix could approve stricter zoning for medical-marijuana facilities
Facilities would need to be farther from places of worship, daycare centers and homeless shelters
The changes are preparation for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana
Medical-marijuana facilities may soon have fewer options of where to open in Phoenix, through zoning changes the city is considering in advance of a possible statewide vote to make recreational use of the drug legal.
The city’s planning and development department is proposing stricter regulations for new dispensaries, cultivation sites and infusion facilities. Industry advocates say the changes would make it even more difficult to find locations where they could operate.