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Elko County's 1st medical pot dispensary could be on its way

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 19:31:18-05

Elko County might be landing its first medical marijuana dispensary in West Wendover.

The Elko Daily Free Press reported Tuesday that Deep Roots Medical LLC is completing a revised application to present to the West Wendover City Council.

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City Manager Chris Melville says the City Council will finish the work on its end and then send the application to the state Department of Taxation, which could issue a medical marijuana license.

Melville says that Deep Roots, which was granted a tentative medical dispensary certificate by the state, plans to build a dispensary with a warehouse to start.

He says Deep Roots might later consider a cultivation and production facility, if the company receives separate state approval.

West Wendover will permit only one medical dispensary.