Lyon County Commissioner Wants to Prohibit Pot

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Lyon County officials are proposing a zoning ordinance to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries in the unincorporated areas under county jurisdiction.

The Mason Valley News reports the ordinance was as formally proposed this month by Commissioner Virgil Arellano.

SB374 passed by the 2013 Legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval sets up a taxing, regulatory and distribution system for medical marijuana. Nevada voters approved medicinal pot in 2000, but there was no way for patients to legally obtain the drug except to grow it.

The bill authorizes one pot dispensary in each of the smaller counties, with up to 40 allowed in Clark County and 10 in Washoe.

State Sen. Tick Segerblom of Las Vegas, a primary sponsor of the bill, says the law allows entities to opt out.

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