Mesquite won’t block recreational marijuana sales

Members of the West Wendover City Council look at marijuana being harvested at Deep Roots Harvest in Mesquite, Nevada. undated | Photo courtesy of Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News, St. George News

MESQUITE, Nev. — When recreational marijuana sales begin in Nevada on Saturday, Mesquite will have the closest dispensary to Utah.

Now, the border town will not block sales at its lone dispensary after a divided council took up the issue on Tuesday night.

“I am personally against recreational marijuana and have actually spoken against medical in the way it was implemented,” Mesquite City Councilman David Ballweg said, introducing a resolution to put a moratorium on sales.

Ballweg told his colleagues on the council he wanted to buy time for Mesquite to get taxes and regulatory ordinances in place.

“The city has no way to regulate or control our ordinances right now,” he said.

The moratorium would have halted sales at Mesquite’s lone dispensary, Deep Roots Harvest.

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Written by BEN WINSLOW,

Copyright 2017, KSTU. A Tribune broadcasting station


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  • utahdiablo June 28, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Welcome to hell boys….enjoy the Devils Weed…and all the problems that come with it

    • Chris June 30, 2017 at 11:06 am

      ” the problems that come with it” are microscopic compared to those that come with alcoholic beverages. Do you favor a prohibition on those? We all know how prohibition on vices has worked out in this nation’s history. Apparently, you believe in an expansion of the “nanny state” that gives increasing power to governments to regulate the details of our daily lives.

      • Conserve June 30, 2017 at 2:25 pm

        Man-that’s weak. “microscopic”, last I heard Utah’s DUI’s with THC are up 60% because of Colorado’s dope. Legitimate doctor’s say there’s absolutely no legitimate evidence that proves it has medical value. The only thing you are right on is alcohol abuse, but that shouldn’t mean we add another legal crippling vice just so your personal pleasure can be satisfied. All of a sudden every things OK just because the small “loud crowd” say’s so? And in reading your comment concerning the “nanny state” I laugh! That’s not about regulation (although we are over regulated) it’s about everyone wanting their free piece of the tax-payer pie!

        • Conserve June 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm

          And I’m not a “Mo”

          • Chris June 30, 2017 at 6:35 pm

            you are not a “Mo”, just an idiot. Utah THC DUI’s may be up, but they still are truly microscopic. 60% means nothing if you don’t consider the absolute totals, which in this case are extremely small compared to the total DUI’s. On the medical benefits of marijuana, again you are wrong. Many “legitimate” doctors do tout the benefits of cannabinoids, but apparently your limited reading hasn’t enlightened you to that fact. The term “nanny state” has always referred to the belief that the state is responsible for protecting the smallest details of people’s lives, but again since you obviously don’t read much, you wouldn’t know. Anyone who uses the phrase “last I heard” is a cretin.

  • Larry June 28, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    “Ballweg told his colleagues on the council he wanted to buy time for Mesquite to get taxes and regulatory ordinances in place.”

    yea this sounds reasonable, I’m sure those parents can tell their children with epilepsy to put their seizures on hold till after the Tax Man gets his crap together.

  • Real Life June 29, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Uh oh, this will have the Moes shaking in their boots.

  • Conserve July 2, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Call me what you will, you’re obviously a rocket scientist. 60 % is 60 %. And “tout” isn’t evidence. Go smoke some more dope”, it’s obviously working on you-punk.

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