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Opening Of Aliquippa Medical Marijuana Dispensary Delayed Until December

An Aliquippa medical marijuana dispensary is now slated to open in mid-December, with applications for its 20 expected jobs to be taken some time in November. Josh Genderson, founder and chief executive officer of parent company Holistic Industries, told BeaverCountian.com that previous plans for a summer opening became unrealistic as property acquisition time, environmental concerns…

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Sardonicus
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Sardonicus

“In our experience, people who come in tend to visit restaurants and coffee shops. They experience the city,” [Genderson] said.”

Yeah, they’re going to get an experience all right.

M.T. Pockets
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M.T. Pockets

Aside from the pizza shop next door, (which I’m sure will benefit tremendously), the next closes restaurant just down the street is where the Aliquippa and Hopewell P.D. hang out. Yep should be quite an experience if they walk in there!

Silence_Dogood
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Silence_Dogood

There’s a lot of food in that part of Aliquippa. Not only is Breezy’s there, but there’s also Don Jose, Subway, New Sheffield Cafe, Burger King, DQ, Barneys, Wendy’s, whatever that Chinese restaurant is called. That’s all within walking distance of where this shop is going to be set up.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

They paid 395K for that dump. Yep, that’s right…395 Thousand.

sezme
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sezme

yep, maybe mr. unis will use that money to pay off all those back taxes !! ha ha ha .

Raven
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Raven

How many years has Unis owed that money? I don’t know. A few? Five? Ten? But Treasurer Egley could make believers of us all if she started asset seizures and cut off contracts with the company and shut their asses down for good. With her in there, she could once again make “brown bagging” mean taking lunch to work.

Interested
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Interested

What tax money does he owe? And for what property?

Raven
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Raven

Multiple properties. Check the county assessment website.

sezme
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sezme

look at that big section the Times put out a few weeks back…i quit totalling unis’ taxes when i hit the 40,000 mark. and tony Dorsett owes about 10 grand. maybe he should hock that trophy….

Raven
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Raven

There is so much wrong with this whole venture that it doesn’t even pass a hemp smell test. Give it five years until bankruptcy, at most, then reopen it as a community center, donated to the Quip for tax breaks, but too costly to maintain.Then, it will revert back to the place in the above picture and Mr. Mayor will cite it as unavoidable inner city blight, justifying new subsidies in his next trip to Washington. Congress will have passed the universal legal marijuana law, and we will wonder why we went through all this trouble in the first place. Unis will have finally paid his taxes to Treasurer Egley, and Connie will be comfortably settled in to her new condo in Florida. See, it all works out.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

In regards to the Washington trip, I have to wonder if any officials turned in any illegal vouchers for reimbursement like transportation, meals and other expenses for their spouses. Further, I have to wonder if Crooked Connie paid any of those vouchers.

sezme
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sezme

good ol’ aliquippa. Bulldoze it, plow it , and plant it. grow that hemp right here! maybe the mayor can get a farm subsidy payment….

Lefarts
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Lefarts

It’s gonna surpass that amount of time and probably out live you! Do you know how much these places bring in weekly? It’s in the millions!! Get ready for more to open in the county!

Walk
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Walk

Last month, the state added Tourette’s syndrome to the list of qualifying disorders … Hmmm, I guess all Beaver Countians will now qualify as we read the BC, and utter “What the F now?”

Silence_Dogood
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Silence_Dogood

For everyone that’s excited to see this open up in Aliquippa, keep in mind that by obtaining a medical marijuana card, you are forfeiting your right to own a gun. Personally, I’ve never used marijuana in any form before, but I’ve done enough research on it to know that it shouldn’t be regulated any more than alcohol is. That said, even though the state is allowing it, the federal government still has it classified as a scheduled substance, and, as such, you are not LEGALLY allowed to purchase or own a firearm or ammunition. I don’t agree with that, but it is what it is right now until we find a way to get our legislators out of the pockets of big pharma. If you still choose to own firearms after obtaining your card, that is your decision to make; but, should you enter into a situation where you have to use it, you might face some legal issues. There is already some case law that reinforces this from various appellate courts.

There has been discussion about the possibility of a loophole where a person that lives and resides in PA, and buys a gun that was made in PA and has not left the state, could possibly get around that as the federal government SHOULDN’T have any control or say on intrastate commerce, but that’s not a legal battle I’m willing or able to participate in.

At the end of the day, where the laws stand right now, we are forced to choose between whether we want the medical benefits that marijuana provides, or we want to exercise our right own a firearm for hunting or self-defense.

WTF2:
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WTF2:

ALL gun laws are an infringement on the 2nd amendment. ALL OF THEM. Period.

Silence_Dogood
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Silence_Dogood

I agree 100%. You’d think that adding a line to the amendment that says “…shall not be infringed.” would be pretty clear; but apparently our politicians and courts have a hard time with reading and comprehension.

Lefarts
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Lefarts

Check again!

HopewellBill
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HopewellBill

wrong

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