Last night, one of our Lake Worth residents and a big supporter of commissioner Andy Amoroso declared that she wanted our city to become a destination. This would happen if we built a parking garage in our downtown.
It may not be the garage that attracts people but rather the two medical marijuana dispensaries that will open--one at 1125 North Dixie and the other at 1 S. Dixie directly adjacent to City Hall. We will be attracting pot users to Lake Worth. Now that's a proud distinction--to be known as the "Starbucks of medical marijuana" as one dispensary owner said.
Commissioner Amoroso says, "We can't say no..if no one else is allowing them to open, where else are they going to go?" It seems other cities passed moratoriums on dispensaries and according to the article, Lake Worth did not do that and now we have to accept the pot shops.
Read the article... 2 pot producers plan shops in Lake Worth.
On March 21, the commission on a 5/0 vote and 2nd Public Hearing established a moratorium and ordinance on accepting applications, confirmation letters, business licenses, development orders and permits involving uses relating to medical marijuana.