Nevada discloses recreational cannabis license winners

Nevada is making public the names of people and businesses awarded recreational marijuana business permits for the state’s booming MJ industry.

As Gov. Steve Sisolak signed what he called a transparency law, the state Department of Taxation posted to its website what it said are roughly 10,400 documents that include the names of winners and losers for adult-use business licenses in Nevada.

Within those pages are 8,900 names of applicants for those licenses in the state. The documents include a list of current licensees and their owners and officers.

The transparency issue came to a head late last year after the state awarded 61 provisional recreational retail marijuana licenses but didn’t disclose the winners’ names.

A lion’s share of the licenses went to a handful of companies.

The state is facing multiple lawsuits from rejected companies that want a do-over.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily

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