June 9, 2014

Clark County Awards 18 Dispensary Licenses

Clark County, Nevada, has awarded 18 licenses to dispensary operators, becoming the first jurisdiction in the state to green-light medical marijuana businesses.

County commissioners chose the 18 from a final pool of 79 applicants. Each applicant group was given six minutes to present its business idea before county commissioners during a three-day hearing, which concluded Friday morning.

mjfactbook14storyhorizontal336 e1397581896865 Clark County Awards 18 Dispensary LicensesIncluded in the list of victors are several high-profile Nevadans with ties to local government, the gaming industry and big business. Former gaming executive Randy Black, well-known cancer doctor Nick Spiritos and former Nevada assemblyman David Goldwater all won licenses.

The licenses are for unincorporated areas of Clark County, including areas around the Strip. The cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson have yet to award business licenses for dispensaries.

Clark County’s list of dispensary license winners includes:

– Fine Cannabis Dispensary in Winchester Township

– CW Nevada LLC, and Euphoria Wellness LLC, in Enterprise Township

– Just Quality LLC, in Sunrise Manor Township

– The MedMen of Nevada, The Clinic Nevada D1 LLC, Nevada Medical Marijuana Dispensary Inc., Desert Inn Enterprises Inc., Nevada Holistic Medicine LLC, TGIG LLC, Fidelis Holdings LLC, all in Paradise Township

– GB Sciences Nevada LLC, LVMC LLC, Integral Associates LLC, Gravitas Ltd., Nevada Organic Remedies LLC, all in Spring Valley Township

– Global Harmony LLC in Whitney Township

– Clear River LLC in Laughlin


8 Comments:

  1. It looks like the people with money are going to make more. Too bad the little guy gets it in the shorts again.

  2. No surprise that the politically and financially connected were rewarded licenses. I see Medmen on that list, which isn’t a surprise either, but I wonder if he was also able to secure licenses for any of his clients. Probably not. Probably used their money to get his. Shock! Not.

  3. I don’t know why it matters to people that deep pocketed business’s are going to be the ones who get to set up shop. Rightfully so IMO.

  4. Not surprising that the licensees are all people that have big dollars and so like in the rest of history they get richer. Not that any of them would have admitted to use before its legality. Just buy off another elected official is the norm.

  5. There is a significant amount of land in Clark County that is zoned Agricultural. Inexplicably this zoning was not included as suitable, and in fact, the present regulations forbid it’s use to “grow” the crop marijuana. There was interest from entities presently growing fruit and vegetables to use their expertise and their already prepared and watered land to cultivate marijuana, but by the time they were informed their zoning had been ignored, it was too late to lodge a complaint, or an inquiry. The question begs to be asked, “Are the persons responsible for drafting the marijuana zoning regulations just ignorant…or are they venial”.

  6. no, common the little guy can benefit too…He has less of the tax burden.

  7. yes, but the connections that the deep pocketed peeps have; will help the industry get off the ground faster.

  8. It takes hundreds of thousands of dollars just for initial setup;license, applications, lawyers etc.
    The government doesn’t want to give the license to the “little guy” because that guy probably can’t even afford the application fee. If he could, do you think he could afford the MILLIONS of dollars he’s going to have to need to purchase the property, build, set up shop and hire employees? And if you were an investor, would you invest in the “little guy”? Or the “deep-pocketed”?
    It costs money to make money.

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