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Yerington Paiute Tribe Asking Lyon County To Allow Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The Yerington Paiute Tribe has asked the city of Yerington and Lyon County to enter into a compact to open a medical marijuana dispensary within city limits.

The potential dispensary site would be in a building behind a Smoke Shop on property that’s owned by the tribe.

Tribal Cannabis Consulting, a national consulting firm based in Nevada, has established cannabis compacts between Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office and the Yerington Paiute, Ely Shoshone and Pyramid Lake Paiute tribes.

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The compact governs the production, purchase and sale of marijuana on tribal land. The compacts were signed earlier this summer under a senate bill that recognizes the authority of tribes to grow and sell marijuana in Nevada.