Residential areas not off limits to medical marijuana establishments

Reported by: Madison Corney
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Updated: 5/08 3:28 pm

Reno, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Reno City Council members and planning commissioners agreed to eliminate a buffer between Medical Marijuana Establishments (MME) and residentially zoned properties.

“We thought the 300 foot buffer was too restrictive and I think the end result is, I think the planning commission has good direction on what we’re looking for as far as zoning goes,” says Reno City Council Member,
Dwight Dortch.

Reno planning commissioners took the council’s advice during a joint workshop on May, 7, 2014 and later voted unanimously to allow medical marijuana establishments in various zoning districts throughout the city. Those zoning
districts could eventually include the Midtown area or parts of the 4th street corridor.

Nevada state law prohibits these establishments from being near schools, daycares and churches, but there’s no law prohibiting the businesses from being set up near a residentially zoned property.

While individual views on medical marijuana may differ, all city officials share the same goal, “We want to do it right, we want the industry that’s going to be set up here in Reno, we want it to be legitimate,” says Deputy
Chief Tom Robinson with the Reno Police Department.

For information about the next meeting visit: http://renocitynv.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx 

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