The Central District’s forthcoming pot hub

Following a Liquor Control Board meeting on October 8, and the recent decision by the federal government to keep any marijuana retailers 1,000 feet away from “an elementary or secondary school, playground, recreation center or facility, child care center, public park, public transit center, library, or arcade where admission is not restricted to those age 21 and older,” the Liquor Control Board has found that the only suitable place for a marijuana retailer is on the corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street in the Central District, which may house numerous marijuana shops in 2014. However, the decision has left some residents unhappy.