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,