Reno will hold off on med. marijuana

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Reno will hold off on med. marijuana

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The City of Reno will not be accepting applications for medical marijuana dispensaries anytime soon. On Wednesday, City Council Members voted to put a stay on applicants for dispensaries.

The City of Reno will not be accepting applications for medical marijuana dispensaries anytime soon. On Wednesday, City Council Members voted to put a stay on applicants for dispensaries.

Council Members agreed they'd like to wait until the state works out its own regulations and the federal government makes its stance more clear. Las Vegas recently put a temporary moratorium on any establishments.

Council Member Dwight Dorch says the best approach for city right now is to take its time.

"I think it protects us now in the event someone does come in and submits an application."

The legislation passed in the most recent session requires the state to produce regulations by April 1st. Under the bill, dispensaries would only be allowed in commercial or industrial areas. Washoe County could have up to 10 dispensaries and only two of those could be in Reno.

Council Member Jenny Brekhus voted against the motion, saying the council should take no action at this time. The Council will address the issue two weeks into April.