Las Vegas’ first round of pot permit hearings was a marathon, not a sprint.
City Council members spent the better part of 16 hours mulling preliminary land use and licensing entitlements sought by 50 would-be medical marijuana business operators on Tuesday and Wednesday.
They approved 26 pot dispensaries, more than double the number set aside for the city by Nevada regulators.
It remains unclear how many of those city-qualified applicants will get the go-ahead from the state health department.
Applicants who receive both city and state credentials will be routed back to the City Council for a final, as-yet-unscheduled suitability hearing.
Those whose applications are denied in both jurisdictions will have to hope for better luck next year.
City Council members denied credentials to 11 permit applicants, citing everything from missing paperwork to questions over onsite security.
Five hybrid pot production and cultivation permits were tabled to a later date and five others were withdrawn at the applicants’ request.
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