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County puts moratorium on new recreational pot dispensaries

December 19, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Recreational-only marijuana dispensaries approved by the state won’t open anytime soon in Clark County.

The Las Vegas Sun reports county commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted to delay licensing over concerns that the needs of medical marijuana patients are being ignored.

Existing dispensaries serve both recreational and medical users, who receive a 10 percent discount on sales and can buy specified medicinal products.

Commissioner Susan Brager accused marijuana store operators of ignoring the medical aspect of the business.

Among those in opposition of the vote was Thrive Dispensary representative David Praud, who argued the moratorium would make a 12-month state opening deadline for dispensary licensees difficult to honor.

While the moratorium is indefinite, three new county commissioners will be seated for the next meeting on Jan. 7.

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Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

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