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City Council votes in favor of marijuana dispensary plan in Tolleson

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The site is an empty field near McDowell Road and 85th Avenue. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The site is an empty field near McDowell Road and 85th Avenue. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The approved area is near a neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The approved area is near a neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
TOLLESON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Mayor Anna Tovar and the Tolleson City Council voted in favor of a marijuana dispensary site plan Tuesday night at a public hearing. 

The City Council voted 4-3 in favor of the site, which will be located at an empty field near McDowell Road and 85th Avenue.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Proposed marijuana dispensary in Tolleson brings mixed feelings]

It's mostly a commercial area with several businesses but nearby sit an apartment complex and a neighborhood.

Prior to the meeting, Tolleson residents voiced their displeasure with the proposed plan.

"I don't think it's a good idea because that will attract bad people in this area," Varela said.

There was concern that it is within the defined 1,000-foot buffer that's supposed to be in place between a dispensary and homes, schools and churches. 

Other residents weren't nearly as concerned.

"I don't think that kids will be allowed to be over there or buying anything," said Sonya Brown. "They have it on lock pretty good."

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