Las Vegas will begin taking applications for pot dispensaries July 8

The window of opportunity to submit applications for medical marijuana establishments in the city of Las Vegas runs from July 8 to July 17.

The Las Vegas Department of Planning’s office at 333 North Rancho Drive will accept the land use and licensing applications during that 10-day period. Last call is 3 p.m. July 17.

Don’t be hasty or slow.

Applications received before or after the 10-day application period will not be accepted.

Applications are expected to be available on the city’s website June 9.

The department will begin taking appointments for pre-application workshops the week of June 9. Attendance at one of the workshops will be required for anyone wishing to submit an application. The workshops will cover the submission requirements, and applicants will be given checklists.

Information on the pre-application workshops, including the dates and times of the workshops and the process for making appointments, as well as the applications, will be posted on the city’s medical marijuana information webpage next week at www.lasvegasnevada­ .gov/medicalmarijuana.

The Las Vegas City Council adopted land use regulations for medical marijuana establishments at the May 21 meeting.

The regulations require at least one dispensary for each sector of the city (Centennial Hills, Southeast and Southwest). The council also expanded the areas where dispensaries can be located to include certain commercial districts and industrial districts. Dispensaries will be allowed on Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street east of Eighth Street.

Clark County has allocated 12 dispensary licenses to the city of Las Vegas.

Contact Jane Ann Morrison at jmorrison@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0275.


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