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Medical marijuana dispensary near Oklahoma school causing controversy

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Mar 08, 2019

MOORE, Okla. — The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is reviewing a case after a dispensary recently opened up too close to a school.

The Moore Police Department says Ivy League Cannabis is less than 600 feet away from Vista Academy. But the state requires dispensaries to be at least 1,000 feet away from any school.

The owner says he wasn't aware the high school was nearby when he went through the application process.

"They make you send in screenshots of the area, and they have dots so you know where schools are," the owner said. "If it's not in compliance, they send you something back that says, 'No, you can't open up there.'"

The owner said he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on his business, and insists authorities will have to make an exception.

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