Las Vegas Council Agrees to Initial Medical Marijuana Rules

The complexity of regulating medical marijuana tongue-tied Las Vegas lawmakers as they slogged through 27 pages of proposed rules today.

When the City Council finished, this is what they did:

• They approved language in the law’s preamble that correlated medical marijuana dispensaries with “violent crime robberies, burglaries, traffic, noise, drug and gang activity, organized crime and … money laundering and firearms violations.” Lois Tarkanian, Stavros Anthony, Steve Ross and Mayor Carolyn Goodman agreed with that language.

• Limited medical pot dispensaries to the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. An attempt to extend those hours was voted down.

• Agreed to allow medical pot deliveries to the homes of those with Nevada medical marijuana card holders.

• Agreed that medical pot can be obtained in Nevada but outside of Las Vegas if the city’s business licensing chief determines there’s a shortage in Las Vegas.

• Voted to ban misleading, deceptive or false advertising.

• Voted to review medical pot licenses after the two years.

• Voted to lower required surety bonds from $500,000 to $250,000.

City staff said they will be holding public workshops in the next few weeks and that the city will likely begin accepting applications in July.

– Read the entire article at Las Vegas Sun.