Clark County officials to narrow marijuana dispensary list in June – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Clark County commissioners plan a three-day period of meetings starting on June 4 to go through 81 applications for medical marijuana dispensaries.

The meetings start at noon on June 4 and all-day meetings are planned for June 5 and June 6. Commissioners on Tuesday had a discussion to map out how the process will work. Officials are planning to have 18 dispensaries in unincorporated Clark County.

The county will pick 18 applicants from among the 81 applications and send those to the state for approval. This comes against a backdrop of state officials recently encouraging local government leaders to support a large number of applicants so there is a wide pool of eligible candidates.

That’s because the state’s vetting process is different. In theory, the state Division of Public and Behavioral Health could reject an applicant that the county has approved, leaving the county with fewer dispensaries that passed through both steps.

Decisions won’t be made quickly. County officials won’t make decisions on the 18 dispensaries until hearing from all the applicants across the three-day period.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Ben Botkin at [email protected] or 702-405-9781. Find him on Twitter: @BenBotkin1.

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