Scott Sibley, 43, is a former Republican state assemblyman and managing partner at the Nevada Holistic Medicine. Brian Padgett is an attorney and founding member of the Nevada Dispensary Association and Nevada Cannabis Coalition.
Padgett, a 43-year-old cancer survivor, owns CWNevada. The marijuana company has one of the largest production facilities in Nevada, employs more than 100 people and has state’s exclusive right to grow the Charlotte’s Web hemp strain, used to treat seizures in children.
“This is real medicine to me,” he said. Recreational marijuana, “it’s a business like any other business, but it needs responsible safeguard and responsible access.”
Sibley could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
Sibley and Padgett will join the other 12 commissioners appointed to the Green Ribbon Panel this month. Representatives for the Nevada Resort Association, the Nevada Gaming Control Commission and marijuana dispensaries were among those chosen.
The panel will set policies regarding land use and licensing of retail marijuana establishments and recommend proposed changes to zoning and business license codes. Its first meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 27 at the County Building Department, 4701 W. Russell Road, Las Vegas.
Recreational marijuana sales are expected to begin in Nevada on July 1. Possession became legal Jan. 1 after voters approved ballot Question 2 in November.
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