The Washoe County Board votes to not move forward with cannabis consumption lounge code amendments: Assistant County Manager Dave Solaro presented a two-part question to the Board of County Commissioners: Do they want to direct staff to initiate code amendments to allow cannabis consumption lounges within unincorporated Washoe County, and if so, in what form the lounges might take. The Board voted 3-2 to not direct staff to move forward with creating an ordinance amending County Code to allow for consumption lounges in unincorporated Washoe County. Commissioners Herman, Clark, and Andriola voted for not proceeding with lounges while Commissioners Hill and Garcia voted in favor. Because they did not move past this first question, the second part of the question was not addressed by the Board.
“I think the citizens of my area – District 2 – have not changed their views. I’m not opposed to this kind of thing, to adults acting responsibly, but I’m going to do what I like to do and stand with the constituents who will be affected by this,” Commissioner Mike Clark said. “They’ll be living there a lot longer than any of us will be up here serving on the dais.”
The meeting is available to watch on the Washoe County YouTube channel: