Mount Vernon residents plan protest over future cannabis dispensary locations
Some Mount Vernon residents are planning a protest over concerns about future cannabis dispensary locations.
Jesse Van Lew, with Save Mount Vernon, spent Friday afternoon passing out flyers to advertise a protest scheduled for Saturday.
He and many other residents fear a medical marijuana dispensary may open on East Third Street and South Fourth Avenue.
"Third Street is already known for a hot spot, which is what I call it. One block over I call it 'Crackville,' 'Crack Alley' - you call it what you want. It's major crime going on," says Van Lew.
A city spokesperson confirms there are no retail proposals to open a cannabis dispensary at this location, although it is zoned for this type of business.