Nevada Dispensary Considers Lawsuit Over Delays

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A dispensary in Nevada that has been hoping to open since February is considering filing a lawsuit against Clark County, claiming officials have arbitrarily held up its grand opening.

The latest roadblock for Euphoria Wellness has been obtaining marijuana from patients for resell, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

While state law allows dispensaries to sell marijuana they purchase from patients who grow at home, the county’s temporary business permit says they can only sell cannabis acquired from a cultivation facility with state and local business licenses. A lawyer for the company said the county has overstepped its bounds, according to the newspaper.

Euphoria planned to use cannabis from patients until commercially grown product is available.

This isn’t the first delay faced by marijuana companies. Cannabis businesses in southern Nevada may have to wait longer than expected for a final inspection before opening after two employees charged with ensuring compliance recently stepped down. Pesticide regulations also have kept stores from opening in the state.

Euphoria, which has been planning to be the first dispensary to open in Nevada, hired several employees earlier this year but has since laid them off.