Fallon City Council bans recreational marijuana sales in unanimous vote

Fallon City Council bans recreational marijuana sales in unanimous vote

Recreational marijuana sales are banned in Fallon city limits after the city council unanimously approved a pot ban Wednesday night.

After an hours-long meeting, all three Fallon council members voted to prohibit the cultivation, testing, manufacturing, distribution and sales of recreational weed.

The decision means that The Green Cross Farmacy on Williams Avenue, the only dispensary in Churchill County, will not be able to expand into the recreational market.

"It's unfortunate, we're extremely disappointed," owner Nathan VanTreese said.

"They just had their minds made up and it kind of felt like they felt it was a joke. I don't feel like they took it very seriously... It's just sad, it really is."

The vote came as a big relief to some longtime Fallon residents, many of whom voted against statewide legalization.

According to the Nevada Secretary of State, just 40 percent of Churchill County residents voted in favor of recreational marijuana legalization on the November 2016 ballot.


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