Medical marijuana dispensaries will soon open across South Mississippi, but the Biloxi City Council on Tuesday rejected the Nicaud family’s proposal for one in a two-story building near casinos and the baseball stadium…
The downtown building now houses Fillup-With-Billups restaurant and is across the street from MGM Park, the city’s minor league baseball stadium, and Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Biloxi’s largest casino.
“We do believe they belong in certain areas,” Anthony DelVescovo, vice president and general counsel for the Beau Rivage, said of the dispensaries. Next to the stadium isn’t one of those areas, he told the council.
Beau Rivage is the landowner of the property on which the stadium was built, he said, and it has a family atmosphere.