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Commissioners extend marijuana lab application deadline

Reported by: Venise Toussaint
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Updated: 5/07 2:34 pm

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Clark County commissioners make two major medical marijuana decisions at their meeting Tuesday: first, to extend the application process for medical marijuana labs; second, to ask the state for more dispensaries in southern Nevada.

The deadline to submit applications for medical marijuana laboratories has been extended to Friday, May 16 at 5 p.m.

Of the nearly 200 medical marijuana applications the county received, only one was for a medical marijuana laboratory; one group that applied for a lab was disqualified because their proposed location was too closed to a school.

A representative for G3 Labs told the commissioners that his group didn't realize a church near their proposed location also housed a school.

Because the labs will help ensure the quality of medical marijuana, commissioners decided to extend the lab application process, allowing the group to reapply and allowing others to submit applications until through next Friday.

The City of Henderson is moving forward with medical marijuana dispensaries as well; a representative from the city says they're working on drafting medical marijuana ordinances right now, and will have those complete by next month.

Clark County has been allowed 40 dispensaries.

County Commissioners voted to ask the state for more dispensaries to meet the growing needs and numbers of medical marijuana patients.

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