By Craig Fiegener on 21 Oct at 3:51 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – Two new licenses for businesses that want to sell medical marijuana were approved Wednesday by the Las Vegas City Council.
Las Vegas is already home to two medical marijuana dispensaries; it’s unclear when the new businesses will open.
In an unusual twist, the City Council appeared ready to approve as many as six new licenses; however, some businesses asked for more time. Some would-be pot shops are awaiting approval from state inspectors.
“The help of the council has been incredible,” said Vicki Higgins of Cannabis Advocates. “Unfortunately, there are many that were delayed today as to the lack of inspectors available to do the inspections. The council does not see the patients, but they are suffering and the businesses are losing a lot of money waiting for the inspections and waiting for the final things to come out.”
The City Council agreed to review the license requests again in December to allow more time for required state inspections.