Marijuana Dispensary At Miami Worldcenter Denied By City Of Miami, Saying It Is Illegal Under Federal Law

The owner of the former “Adios” building in Park West has been denied a permit to open a Marijuana Dispensary there.

MRC 44 LLC, controlled by Los Angeles-based Romie Chaudhari, had applied to open the clinic at 90 NE 11 St.

Miami officials denied the permit, saying that although Florida recently legalized medical marijuana, it remains illegal under federal law and ineligible for a dispensary permit within the city.

An appeal had been scheduled for a hearing by Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board today, but was withdrawn.

The property is within the Miami Worldcenter Community Development District zone. It was sold by Miami Worldcenter’s developer to Chaudhari’s company.

A permit to build nightclub type layout inside the layout had also been filed in recent months.

Up to 544 residential units can eventually be developed on the property under a deal with the developer of Miami Worldcenter. Development restrictions limit the timing and use types of any new project, as part of the agreement with Worldcenter (marijuana does not appear to be prohibited by the deal).

 

 

 

(photo: phillip pessar)

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Dan The Man
1 year ago

Florida would be a great market for recreational marijuana!

marc
1 year ago

Lots of $$$$$ to be made

Anonymous
1 year ago

It already is. This would only make it legal 🙂

Anonymous
1 year ago

So let’s make it legal! Problem solved 😉 This seems to be the trend across the country and the world anyways, so why not lead the way instead of bein the last ones to join?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Because the people running this State are all 70 plus years old.

Anonymous
1 year ago

…and conservative Republicans.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Democrats have lost it as of lately. They don’t know what policy to hold onto to attract votes. I smoke and I for sure want it legalized but much prefer to smoke and buy illegally in a free market society than smoke and buy legally in a corrupt socialism system where order and law are second nature

Anonymous
1 year ago

Democrats lost what?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Whatever ounce of their mind they had from the start.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You mean, Trump and the Repubs are too smart for Dems?

Lyin Ted
1 year ago

What troll farm do you work at?

Anonymous
1 year ago

That explain the snowflakes, The socialism being trendy and the millennials living on their parents garage… “marijuana is the opium of the masses “

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Someone forgot to pay off Hardemon’s aunt.

marc
1 year ago

She doesn’t want the competition

William
1 year ago

Best comment of the year..Can’t play in the city of miami without sending some money his way…

Anonymous
1 year ago

So you’re saying “Hardemon’s aunt” runs the city attorney’s office?

Anonymous
1 year ago

booooo

Reality
1 year ago

No parking podium, no permit.

DING DONG
1 year ago

If we all smoke marijuana, there will be less rude people in Miami!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Meanwhile cities and states in the US are riding a huge Cannabis tax wave, Miami is so poisoned. Very sad.

Anonymous
1 year ago

So how did the one in wynwood on north miami ave got approved ?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Not next to glittering high rises?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Next to bath salt zombies too

Anonymous
1 year ago

The politicians got more money for those approvals 😉

Anonymous
1 year ago

CBD only, isn’t it?

Lyin Ted
1 year ago

this makes no sense by the City of Miami….are there no licensed dispensaries currently in operation anywhere in the city?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Pot’s a low-brow drug not fit for the future of this revitalizing area. Why can’t we admit it?

A. Nonymous
1 year ago

So what would be high-brow? Molly-Mart?

Antonio Montana
1 year ago

Cocaine

Anonymous
1 year ago

if legalized today Barclays estimates that the US market would be valued at around 28 billion to 41 billion by 2028. there’s nothing “low-brow” about it. dispensaries are going to be as prevalent as yoga studios and vegan eateries in trendy neighborhoods.