Washoe County Okays Medical Pot Zoning Rules

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Washoe County commissioners have approved rules governing where medical marijuana facilities will be allowed within unincorporated areas of the county.

Under the ordinances approved Tuesday, dispensaries will be allowed to operate in strip malls, mixed-use and areas zoned for commercial use.

Grow houses would only be allowed in industrial areas, shopping centers or strip malls. Grow houses must be enclosed buildings where none of the marijuana odor can be detectable from the outside.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports commissioners also limited dispensary hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The commission still must decide how to charge for a medical marijuana business license.