Clark County (Nevada) Commissioners Debate Standalone Recreational Marijuana Stores

Right now, all recreational stores must also have a medical license.


A proposal to block recreational-only marijuana stores from opening in unincorporated Clark County drew a tepid response from some county commissioners Tuesday.

Right now all recreational stores in Nevada must also have a medical marijuana license, but come November the state will be able to issue stand-alone recreational marijuana licenses.

Commissioner Susan Brager doesn’t want that to happen. On Tuesday she directed county staff to draft an ordinance that would require local stores to sell both recreational and medical versions of the drug.

“In my district, you don’t need to drive more than five minutes to get to a dispensary,” she said. “I think we’re meeting the needs of everyone.”

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