Nevada County Approves 101 Cultivation, Testing & Production Applications

Clark County, Nevada, has taken another big step toward rolling out its medical marijuana program.

County commissioners approved 101 applications for medical cannabis businesses this week. The breakdown of approved applicants: 58 cultivators, 38 production facilities and five testing labs.

The commissioners rejected only five applications from a pool of 106, while six other applicants withdrew during the process.

Although the county has a cap of 18 licenses for dispensaries, it does not have a limit for the number of cultivation and production facilities or testing labs.

Some groups that didn’t secure dispensary licenses received initial approval to open a production or cultivation facility, giving them a second chance to enter the industry. One of those groups – Polaris Wellness Center – plans to now cultivate plants and produce marijuana sodas, brownies and cookies.

Similar to the dispensary application process, the producers/processor application process attracted a smattering of entrepreneurs with connections to politics and big business. Randy Black, a longtime casino executive, won a license, as did Brian Greenspun, publisher of the Las Vegas Sun.

The license winners must now gain state approval before they can open.

3 comments on “Nevada County Approves 101 Cultivation, Testing & Production Applications
  1. Dee on

    When it comes to limiting licenses by the state itself you can rest assured it is whoever has the most cash to put in a foot locker at the back door of the people deciding that will get approved.

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  2. Piper Green on

    The upside of this is only for big greed. The downside is the patients will pay dearly. Nevada wants to KILL off the patient/caregiver grows forcing self growers to pay for meds. Government and big business loves it…me, i think it is american corruption on a grand scale. First, They incarcerate or criminalize a couple million of our brothers and sisters to weaken our numbers, then second, after you make us label ourselves patients in hopes of putting a little distance between the choice and law enforcement you fein normalization than regulate and enslave the future of this plant and the people who want/need it. Seems in nevada all they want to do is line the pockets of people who could care less about the culture, the fight or the truth..all this over a fucxxxx plant you can grow in your back yard. HR499 ends the prohibition on cannabis.

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