Clark County picks 18 applicants for medical marijuana dispensaries – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Clark County commissioners selected 18 applicants for medical marijuana dispensaries on Friday afternoon, the culmination of three days of presentations from 79 applicants.

The decisions came during a three-hour process that entailed filling out tally sheets and narrowing the list of applicants down in multiple rounds of voting.

Commissioners first spent a little more than two hours on Friday hearing from applicants seeking to operate medical marijuana dispensaries. It was the third and final day of the commission’s hearing from applicants.

Eighty-one applicants put in for the highly competitive process.

Two dropped out, leaving the county with 79 proposals. Commissioners heard from 14 applicants for sites in the Spring Valley township on Friday.

Applicants who were selected will next move on to the state for approval.

In a procedural move, commissioners trailed the 61 applicants who didn’t make it. That allows the county to bring the applicants forward for consideration if cities in Clark County do not move forward with approval of medical marijuana dispensaries allowed within their boundaries.

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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