Marijuana retailer wants county to reconsider its dispensary requirements – Parker Pioneer

A marijuana retailer has asked La Paz County to reconsider its requirement that any new marijuana license holder would need to have a 100,000 square-foot canopy growing operation for a new dispensary in unincorporated areas of the county. At the May 16 Board of Supervisors’ meeting, David Basila of The Prime Leaf said the market is such that the cost of such a large canopy is a deterrent to investment.

 The matter was listed on the Supervisors’ agenda for discussion.

Basila spent much of his presentation speaking about his company. He holds one of the marijuana licenses from the Arizona Department of Health Services for La Paz County. He said he was in high tech for 30 years, and he and his team have a wealth of experience in business and manufacturing.

Basila described his company, The Prime Leaf, as family-oriented and employee-centric. He said they’ve been rated one of the best companies in Arizona. They pay a lot in state and local taxes. His dispensary in Blythe, Calif., has been named the Blythe Business of the Month by the Blythe Chamber of Commerce.

As for La Paz County, Basila said he wants to establish a dispensary here,

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