The Carson City Board of Supervisors on Thursday decided to extend a ban on the sale of recreational marijuana until an ordinance addressing the new business is drafted.
The board had the option to let the existing moratorium expire in July and allow the city’s two medical marijuana dispensaries to start selling recreational pot under temporary regulations issued by the Nevada Department of Taxation earlier this month.
But the supervisors, after hearing public comment from more than a dozen people, said they didn’t want to act prematurely before both city code and permanent state regulations were finalized.
“I appreciate all the testimony given and the most important part is when we rush we make mistakes,” said Supervisor Lori Bagwell. “Let’s slow down, take a deep breath and do the best we can for this community.”
Several people representing the marijuana industry spoke in support of joining the so-called early start program, which allows existing medical marijuana dispensaries in the state to apply to start selling pot to recreational users on July 1.
“This is about existing operators in good standing,”