Scottsdale says no

to medical-pot bakery

SCOTTSDALE — A request to open a medical marijuana bakery in the Scottsdale Airpark has been rejected by city councilors.

Pure Bliss Premium Medibles sought a conditional-use permit to operate the bakery. The site previously was approved for two dispensaries that never opened.

A majority of the council denied the request.

Councilman Dennis Robbins says he didn’t think the proposal met the city’s criteria for conditional-use permits.

The request would have allowed for a wholesale bakery where medical marijuana could be infused into edible goods. Pure Bliss was to operate in conjunction with a medical marijuana outlet in Mesa.

Scottsdale Planning Director Tim Curtis says the applicant can revise the application and reapply.

Arizona gas prices slipping, still over $3; Tucson lowest

Arizona gas prices ended the week Friday down about a half cent at $3.14 per gallon of regular, according to AAA Arizona.

Conversely, the national average ticked up more than 2 cents in a week to $3.24 per gallon on Friday, AAA said.

Tucson had the state’s lowest average gas price at $3.03 per gallon on Friday, down more than 2 cents from the prior week. Several stations in the area are selling regular gas for less than $3.

Arizonans are on track to pay the lowest pump price for Thanksgiving since 2010, as nearly 745,000 Arizonans are expected to drive next week to their holiday destination.

Flagstaff had the state’s highest average gas price among surveyed metro areas, at $3.40 per gallon on Friday.

Staff and wire reports

Contact Assistant Business Editor David Wichner at or 573-4181.