Supporters of Nevada’s new medical marijuana industry said they scored a victory Tuesday when the state decided not to cap pot cultivation at this time.
Local and federal narcotics detectives confiscated about $200,000 worth of marijuana plants Thursday in the southwest valley, Las Vegas police said.
Clark County commissioners, rejecting a proposal state officials are considering, are betting on the free market to figure out how much square footage Nevada needs for cultivation facilities that will grow the state’s medical marijuana crop.
A medical marijuana dispensary applicant in Henderson will have to seek relief from the City Council to open in its chosen location in what is one of the first known zoning appeals in the new industry.
The cost of medical marijuana might already be headed upward in Nevada, and the dispensaries and grow houses haven’t even opened yet.
The state’s public college campuses plan to continue to ban pot even as Nevada is moving toward opening its first medical marijuana dispensaries early next year, the Board of Regents indicated Thursday.
Clark County officials say they don’t want the county to be enriched from the fledgling medical marijuana industry’s business license fees. The goal is for fees to cover the costs.