Henderson, Nev., City Council Proposes One-Year Recreational Cannabis Ban

January 5, 2017
Legislation and regulation News State by State: Nevada

The Henderson City Council is proposing a one-year ban on all commercial activity related to recreational marijuana, as officials weigh concerns about zoning and public health.

The moratorium would focus on the application, licensing and operation of recreational marijuana establishments and the cultivation, manufacturing, production, testing, transportation and sale of recreational marijuana. Council members, who are also considering a six-month ban, will likely address the issue at their Jan. 17 meeting and vote at their Feb. 7 meeting.

“We want to make sure that these businesses are not next to schools or day cares,” Councilwoman Gerri Schroder said. “We are also waiting to see what the Legislature will do. Having this amount of time to plan everything will allow us to get our ducks in a row, so to speak.”

Recreational marijuana became legal Sunday in Nevada for adults 21 years and older, following the approval of Question 2 in November’s election. However, users cannot purchase it yet because stores aren’t allowed to sell recreational marijuana for at least several months.

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