New marijuana dispensary coming to downtown Globe
David Sowders/Arizona Silver Belt Globe’s second adult use marijuana dispensary, Arizona Global Cannabis Company, is awaiting the final touches before opening.
During their February 28 meeting, the Globe City Council approved a conditional use permit for the city’s second recreational marijuana dispensary, which will be located downtown. The council’s vote, which followed a recommendation to approve by the City Planning and Zoning Commission, was unanimous and paves the way for Arizona Global Cannabis Company to open a dispensary at 290 N. Broad St.
In two public hearings, one before the council and one before the commission, no citizens objected to the permit request. One letter of support was received, which also brought up potential parking concerns. City staff noted that, while downtown parking remains an issue they are looking at, dispensary customers were not expected to remain parked for long periods. It was also determined that the location met city distance requirements, being sufficiently far from the closest K-12 school, church, residential-zoned homes and marijuana dispensary (Mohave Cannabis Club, the first dispensary to open in Globe).
Mike Wingersky, of Arizona Global Cannabis Company, told the Silver Belt he hopes to open the dispensary the first week of April. Wingersky, who owns a marijuana grow facility in Globe, said
his new business will carry its own locally grown and prepared brands, along with other vendors’ products. Its stock will include flower, pre-rolls, concentrates, edibles from Arizona Global Cannabis’ own kitchen in Globe, and vape pens and pods. Wingersky said his dispensary will be very competitive with Phoenix-area prices and offer the same brands plus local products. It will also give the medical discount to medical marijuana card holders. “Our goal is to keep everyone from leaving Globe and going to the Valley.”
As its location – “I think the location is perfect; it’s centrally located for everyone to get to,” said Wingersky - awaits the final touches, including final City approval of storefront window signage, plans are for the dispensary to be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.