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City Of Reno Exploring Odor Rules For Cannabis


The City of Reno is exploring new rules for cannabis facilities in order to address the issue of nuisance odors. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more.

It’s an attempt to get regulations in place when they become permanent, said City Code Enforcement Manager Alex Woodley. “(The ordinances will) replicate what Las Vegas passed.”

Woodley said that while the city has not received complaints regarding marijuana odors, municipalities pass these regulations “especially in places like Humboldt County, (Calif.) and Eureka where the whole town smells like weed” during harvest times.

The city anticipates purchasing a $2,500 olfactometer to gauge odors. Staff will need training to use the instrument as well.

Residential marijuana use will not be impacted by the ordinance. Businesses, particularly cultivation and production facilities, will have to be in compliance and take odor prevention measures.

Read the rest of this story at ThisisReno

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