SPARKS, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Sparks City Council members have voted to take the first step in planning the future of medical marijuana dispensaries.
At Monday's city council meeting, council members gave staff direction to go ahead and begin working on amendments to municipal codes and consider rezoning efforts. Right now, it is just the research stage. Council members will do their homework, and present their ideas to the planning commission.
City Planner Armando Ornelas says it is a series of steps, and it could take at least 3-4 months. "It's better to start the ball rolling sooner rather then later. When the state starts accepting business license applications, the applicant must provide an exact location."
Ornelas expects the state to starting accepting applications this summer. He also says there will be multiple facilities, not just the retail location, and the city needs to consider cultivation facilities, which would probably best be suited in the industrial area of Sparks.
Members will discuss the business license process at the next city council meeting.