Nevada notifying medical marijuana dispensaries about licenses

CARSON CITY – The state agency regulating Nevada’s medical marijuana dispensary program is notifying applicants about whether they have won provisional licensing, but the information is partially lacking for the public due to confidentiality rules.

The state Division of Public and Behavioral Health has posted limited information on its website, showing that five dispensaries in Henderson, 12 in Las Vegas, one in Mesquite, four in North Las Vegas and 18 in Clark County have received provisional licenses.

But only a few of the applicants have waived confidentiality.

In Las Vegas, those waiving confidentiality that have received provisional licenses are MediFarm, NuLeaf, Silver Sage Wellness LLC, and NuVeda.

In North Las Vegas, they are Tryke Companies and NuVeda.

In Clark County, they are Tryke Companies, MM Development Company, LLC, MediFarm with two applications, and NuLeaf.

The state listed 22 dispensary applicants in Henderson that did not receive a license, with six identified by name. In Las Vegas, 37 applicants were denied, with six identified by name. In North Las Vegas, 17 were denied, three by name. In Clark County, 19 were denied, with five identified.

The 2013 law establishing medical marijuana dispensaries authorizes 40 such establishments in Clark County, with a maximum of five in Henderson, 12 in Las Vegas, one in Mesquite, four in North Las Vegas and 18 in the unincorporated areas of Clark County.

Provisional licenses were also granted to related facilities, including cultivation, production and independent testing firms.

Those companies receiving provisional licensing will now have to go through the local government entities to win final approval to operate. The process is expected to take three to four months.

The agency said discrepancies between state and local approvals will exist, and that it is up to the applicants and the local jurisdictions to determine those outcomes.

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