County's pot discussions continue as dispensary application deadline looms – Today's News-Herald

The license application deadline for establishments looking to sell recreational marijuana is less than two weeks away. Meanwhile, Mohave County Supervisors plan to continue rezoning discussions on Monday.

Now that recreational marijuana sales are legal in Arizona, Mohave County has to make some ordinance changes to fall in line with the law. Those changes were initially discussed during the Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 1, but they were eventually tabled for March 1 to allow staff more time to research available methods to limit marijuana establishments in rural residential areas and look at how other cities and counties are addressing the new law. The postponement will also allow further public discussion.

County zoning rules apply to non-incorporated areas of the county, such as Desert Hills. Lake Havasu City has already adopted its own rules on where marijuana businesses may located.

“Early applicants” that wish to sell recreational marijuana have until March 9 to apply for an adult use license through the Arizona Department of Health Services. An early applicant is defined by ADHS as “an entity seeking to operate a marijuana establishment in a county with fewer than two registered nonprofit medical

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