On the longest day of the year, the Graham County Board of Supervisors held its longest meeting of the year and, in the end, approved a resolution to rezone two greenhouses at NatureSweet’s facility in Bonita to allow commercial cannabis cultivation.
Bayacan, LLC, filed the rezoning application to change it from General Land Use Certification to Unlimited Manufacturing to allow it to grow medical-grade cannabis in accordance with Graham County.
Citing a need to represent the best interests of all of Graham County over the desire of a sliver of the population, Supervisors Paul David and John Howard voted in favor of the zoning change.
The decision will mean that 23% of the county’s property taxes will be paid by the two companies, and funding for Eastern Arizona College and the Bonita School District that comes directly from NatureSweet will continue.
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