Des Peres puts proposed medical marijuana dispensary request on hold over location – KSDK.com

At issue is whether or not the tutoring center in Des Peres is considered a school or even a day care center.

DES PERES, Mo. — There’s opposition over plans to expand a local marijuana dispensary next to a children’s tutoring center in Des Peres. Some businesses and neighbors feel the city should put a stop to it.

At issue is whether or not the tutoring center in Des Peres is considered a school or even a daycare center. The decision city leaders came up with finds some firing back.

State law says a marijuana dispensary can’t be within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare center, or church. When you ride down Manchester Road in Des Peres, you may see a red sign that reads “No Cannabis Dispensary Here”. Opponents are referring to the company Root 66, which operates in St. Louis.

Owners have asked Des Peres leaders if they can expand to the current Paper Dolls Boutique.

“It just concerns me for the future of what it could bring to the neighborhood,” said Kim Wicks of Frontenac Salon.

The proposed location isn’t within 1,000 feet of a school,

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