Reno, Nevada Mayor Bob Cashell to push for medical marijuana dispensaries

by Anjeanette Damon
Reno Mayor Bob Cashell
Reno Mayor Bob Cashell
Reno Mayor Bob Cashell has executed an about face on the issue of medical marijuana, saying today he will push for the licensing and proper zoning of dispensaries in the city of Reno.
Cashell was a vocal critic of the law setting up a dispensary system for Nevada’s medical marijuana card holders when it was being considered by the Legislature last year.
But while some Nevada locales are considering an outright ban on the dispensaries, Cashell said today Reno should press ahead with licensing.
“I don’t think we are going to reject medical marijuana,” he said. “At least I’m not. I’ve seen what it does to help people. I’m going to push for it.”
Cashell said he has a family member who has benefited tremendously from  medical marijuana.
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