PAGE – Page City Council voted unanimously to prepare the way for retail marijuana sales in Page.
The move modifies the Jan. 13, 2021, ordinance that required medical marijuana licenses. Currently, retail dispensaries can operate in Page only with medical license or a dual license (both medical and retail). This is about to change.
Council members supported recreational marijuana sales, and the city has existing zoning and ordinances for a medical dispensary. At the time, allowing medical marijuana sales seemed only the quickest way to prepare for a business to open in Page. While retail cannabis licenses are attached to a region, medical marijuana licenses are not. The previous dispensary in Page moved their license to the Phoenix area, leaving Page at a disadvantage.
Council on April 14 directed city staff to begin working on code amendments to allow retail marijuana sales in Page. The course change follows a March 24 council presentation given by Sara Gullickson, a lobbyist working on behalf of Alyx and Mike Cohan. The Cohans would like to open a retail dispensary using the location previously zoned for the medical dispensary.
The Chronicle reached out to Gullickson April 13 but received no reply as of April