Henderson, Nevada lifts weed ban; sales could start in weeks

Pot shoppers in Henderson will soon be able to legally purchase the plant for recreational use after the Henderson City Council voted Tuesday to end a moratorium that had been in place since February.

The council voted 3-to-2, with Mayor Debra March, Councilwoman Gerri Schroder and Councilman Dan Shaw voting in favor of repealing the moratorium and Councilmen John Marz and Dan Stewart voting against the measure. The vote set a path for five dispensaries in Henderson as well as over a dozen combined cultivation, testing and production facilities to begin operating in the recreational market.

“The citizens approved it and we need to recognize that,” Shaw said. “Kicking the can down the road is not going to solve the issue.”

Licensed marijuana facilities with a state-issued “early start” permit to begin recreational sales on July 1 must now apply for a local permit and business license, said Nevada Dispensary Association President Andrew Jolley, who also owns The+Source…

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