Sparks city in Nevada will today discuss special medical marijuana permits and possibly approve them. This follows last month’s amendment to the city’s zoning laws to regulate marijuana grow facilities and testing laboratories in the industrial districts.
The city officials now plan to amend the zoning laws to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, reported Reno Gazette-Journal.
“(The dispensaries) are going to have the most traffic and the most transactions,” Councilwoman Julia Ratti said at the city’s first hearing earlier this month. “That’s a lot of cash out and a lot of product, and I just think it’s appropriate that neighbors have the opportunity to share what they’re thinking …”
The city’s planning officials classified marijuana dispensaries as small retail stores that allow eligible patients to purchase marijuana products. Unlike in other states whereby medical marijuana industry is only for nonprofits, in Nevada, the opposite holds, with investors from other states welcome to set up in the casino state.
The laws allow for 66 medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada, with 2 in Sparks and 10 in Reno and Washoe County. The law states that the dispensaries must be located at least 300 feet from communal buildings such as church, playground or a park and 1000 feet from substance-abuse institutions and schools. The dispensaries are only allowed in industrial or commercial districts.
Therefore, the marijuana dispensaries are located 1000 feet from the center of Glendale Avenue and McCarran Avenue, Glendale Avenue and Rock Boulevard and Greg Street and McCarran Boulevard. Operators of the medical marijuana facilities will be required to obtain special-use permits that ensure that nearby neighbours will be informed of its purpose. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.
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