Las Vegas council orders study on pot dispensaries

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 2/06 4:17 am

LAS VEGAs (AP) — The Las Vegas City Council has ordered staff members to research the possibility of allowing medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits.

The measure was approved 5-2 at a City Council meeting Wednesday, with council members Lois Tarkanian and Stavros Anthony dissenting.

Dispensaries are not allowed under a six-month moratorium that expires in March, but Wednesday's vote allows the council to revisit the issue.

Nevada voters approved medical marijuana in 2000, but that law provided no legal way for patients to obtain the drug except to grow it themselves.

Lawmakers passed a law in 2013 that sets up a framework for distributing medical marijuana, although it allows cities and counties to impose moratoriums.


©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2013 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.