by Mike Wakefield, Architect
If you will be submitting an application to operate a medical marijuana dispensary, infusion, or cultivation center in the state of Arizona, then you will need to include a zoning approval letter (aka comfort letter) from the local city, town, or county for each location in your application to the AZ DHS.
The purpose of this zoning approval letter is to confirm that the location of the facility from which you plan to operate is within an area designated as legal per local zoning ordinance code and is not encroaching within a certain distance of specific areas including schools, churches, residences, and other local pending medical marijuana dispensary, infusion, or cultivation centers.
In order to acquire a zoning approval letter, you must submit a zoning application package – which includes:
1. Completed Application Form (forms are available online for each city, town, county);
2. Plot Map Showing The Location of the Building, Suite, or Portion thereof where the facility is located;
3. Legal Description of the Building, Suite, or Portion thereof where the facility is located;
4. Accurate Distance Table that identifies the approximate distances of schools, churches, residences, and other local pending medical marijuana dispensary, infusion, or cultivation centers from your proposed location.
If you should have any questions regarding this process, contact Mike Wakefield at 623-533-3281 or visit his website.