Cashell may seek med license

Reno Mayor Bob Cashell said he may consider applying to operate a medical marijuana dispensary. A rumor that he may seek to operate a dispensary has been circulating in Reno. When asked, he didn't deny it.

“I've not done any of that, at this point,” he said. “My daughter has a daughter that's used [cannabis medication] a little bit, and she's working with some people and stuff like that. But if a business opportunity comes along, I might look at it.”

Since Cashell was with Sparks Mayor Geno Martini at the time we interviewed him, we asked Martini the same question.

“I don't have the wherewithal, the finances to be able to do it,” Martini said. “I don't want to get involved in it.”

It's definitely a line of work limited to the rich, to the point that the program has been called discriminatory. Applicants must have a quarter million dollars in liquid cash plus a $5,000 application fee. Cashell previously owned casinos in at least two states.