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

The purposed site of the dispensary would be behind the Smoke Shop in a building on the property that is currently owned by the Tribe.

The Yerington Paiute, Ely Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute tribes have entered into an established Cannabis compacts between Gov. Brian Sandoval and Tribal Cannabis Consulting, a national consulting firm based in Nevada.

This compact will regulate the production, purchase, and sale of marijuana upon the tribal land. The compacts were signed earlier this summer under a Senate bill that recognizes the tribe’s authority to grow and sell marijuana on their reservations in Nevada.