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Clark County considers letting pot dispensaries stay open 24/7

Marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Clark County could soon be allowed to stay open as long as they want.

Commissioners on Tuesday directed county staff to draft a proposed ordinance change that would allow those businesses to stay open around the clock.

Under current ordinances, marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Clark County must close from 3 to 6 a.m. Chairman Steve Sisolak said that after talking with Las Vegas police, he is worried that making marijuana businesses close between specific hours makes them a target for thieves, especially with the industry being almost exclusively cash-only.

“I’m very concerned with the security issue,” Sisolak said.

Commissioners will discuss the topic further at a later meeting.

Contact Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638. Follow @ColtonLochhead on Twitter.

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