Elko County commissioners are being urged by Twin Falls County commissioners to reject an ordinance that would allow marijuana sales in Jackpot, Nevada, which borders Idaho. The Idaho regulators do not want their state’s residents to have such easy access to marijuana.
The biggest concern is a raise in crime rate in Twin Falls County due to legal marijuana sales taking place in Jackpot, KMTV 11 News reported. Possessing 3 ounces or more of marijuana in Idaho is a felony.
Commissioners have not only reminded the public about the illegality of marijuana in Idaho, but also have a heightened concern for more car accidents taking place on U.S. Highway 93 if the dispensary should open in Jackpot.
It’s unknown what else the Twin Falls County commissioners will do to attempt to persuade Elko County to reject the proposal for the dispensary.