NM Dispensary Gets Green Light To Sell Marijuana Near School

A New Mexico drugstore has got unanimous approval to sell both medical and recreational cannabis even though it's situated near school, reported Las Cruces Sun-News.

Las Cruces City Council green-lighted a request for a near-total variance to Mesilla Valley Pharmacy and Pharmtrue. The move represents an exemption to the city rule under which marijuana retailers must be at least 300 feet from a school with students under 18.

Located at 227 South Main Street in downtown Las Cruces, the pharmacy appealed to the council in relation to an earlier city Planning and Zoning Commission's decision to forbid the pharmacy from selling cannabis near the New America School.

"We really didn't expect the outcome today," pharmacy manager Joaquin Acosta told the Sun-News. "We were just hoping to inspire our community …

Full story available on Benzinga.com