County commissioners deny marijuana establishment requestsPosted by On

By Dave Maxwell

Lincoln County Commissioners voted against recreational marijuana on April 1.

On a 3-2 vote, the commissioners adopted an ordinance adding a new section 18 to Chapter 13, section 6 of the Lincoln County Code, prohibiting the permitting of recreational marijuana establishments as a matter of land use throughout the unincorporated areas of Lincoln County.

At the direction of the board, District Attorney Dylan Frehner and Commissioner Nathan Katschke drafted two new sections for the county code to be presented for consideration at the public hearing, one that prohibited marijuana grows in unincorporated areas and one that would permit such establishments.

The county already has an ordinance in place prohibiting establishments from producing medical marijuana.

Caliente, as an incorporated city, has issued permits for commercial recreational…

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