Cannabis companies compete for sites in Jackpot – Elko Daily Free Press

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A zoning change is being sought on Stateline Liquor property in Jackpot for a marijuana dispensary. Another site farther from the Idaho border was approved for rezoning earlier this month.

This map shows a site across from the Four Jacks Casino in Jackpot that could be rezoned for a marijuana dispensary.

Elko County Commissioners recently  4-1 in favor of the first reading of an ordinance that if approved, would allow for a recreational marijuana dispensary in Jackpot. 

ADELLA HARDING Elko Daily Correspondent

ELKO – Two competing sites for marijuana dispensaries in Jackpot advanced this month as Elko County Commissioners approved one rezoning request and county planning commissioners agreed to hear a second request next month.

County commissioners approved a zoning change for Thrive Cannabis Marketplace’s potential location on Jan. 6. The planning commission voted Thursday to hold a public hearing on a request from Scott Matthews to rezone the existing Stateline Liquor Store in Jackpot.

Both locations are along U.S. Highway 93.

Jackpot has suffered economically because of COVID-19 and is looking at marijuana sales to give the town a boost. County commissioners approved an ordinance in November allowing sales, despite opposition from Twin Falls County across the border in Idaho.

Elko County’s senior planner, Corey Rice,

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