Medical marijuana shops could crop up on Broward’s main thoroughfares.
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County commissioners will consider allowing the dispensaries on commercial strips of unincorporated Broward: parts of Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. 441, Northwest 27th Avenue, and Northwest 31st Avenue, also known as Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
On Tuesday, commissioners voted unanimously, without discussion, to send the measure to a March 14 public hearing.
There’s a reason the shops would all be located in struggling parts of the county, where mostly low-income and minority residents live. It’s because that’s the only part of the county that’s under the County Commission’s authority on this issue. All other parts of Broward are represented by city governments, and they’re setting the rules in those areas.