Collinsville dispensary sent cease and desist by city even with proper state licenses (KTUL)
COLLINSVILLE, Okla. (KTUL) – A new medical marijuana dispensary is having issues trying to open after the city sent a cease and desist letter. The owner said it is not going to stop him.
Brad Peixotto is getting ready to open World of Weed next Tuesday.
“I originally got into this business to help people and that’s what I am trying to do,” he said.
On Wednesday, he received a letter from the City of Collinsville Code Enforcement telling him to remove his sign out front and that he can’t open Jan. 15.
He’s the first in town to apply for a medical marijuana dispensary license.
“I paid them my money and didn’t hear anything,” he said. “A couple weeks went by, and I went to City Hall and said, ‘What’s going on?’ At that time, I was told they had an emergency meeting after I applied for a dispensary license in Collinsville. Whenever I asked, they said something about codes being enforced, and as of right now, there are no codes on the books.”
He’s been to several city council meetings since November, but the issue keeps getting pushed back, and now won’t be discussed until the middle of February.
“I’ve gone to the mayor,” Peixotto said. “I told him what I was doing back when I applied for my license. I’ve gone to the chief of police and told him what I was doing. I’m just a business man, trying to do business — a legitimate business that’s legal in the state of Oklahoma now.”