The rush in ’49 was westward toward California for gold, gold, gold—and that sparkling commodity has yet to lose its allure. Today, other, more humble treasures provided by nature are currently being coveted by those looking to prosper.
With only 40 medical marijuana dispensary licenses being offered by Clark County, it looks as if it will be a noble fight for the 100+ big players who have submitted proposals to cash in on this green-golden opportunity. But the competition against each other may not be the only battle; even after the lucky 40 are approved, regulators will still be planting buffers as they create rules to limit dispensaries in North Las Vegas.
North Las Vegas planning commissioners unanimously approved a new medical marijuana regulation “set” for City Council approval shortly. This set is in regards to land use; for example, commissioners are pushing for a 300-foot buffer zone between medical marijuana dispensaries and residential developments. As well, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the regulation set would require marijuana dispensaries to discern a 1,500-foot setback between non-restricted gaming establishments, such as the Aliante & Fiesta Ranch, as well as a 1,000-foot buffer between other marijuana production, testing and cultivation facilities.
The North Las Vegas medical marijuana dispensaries would be required to close by 10 p.m. each evening, and there would not be drive-thru windows allowed.
Another rule: city permits for dispensaries would cost roughly $5,000 each… which really doesn’t seem that hefty considering the projected profits.
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