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Licensing applications off to slow start in Vegas, Henderson

Reported by: Michelle Velez
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Updated: 7/08 1:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – The city of Las Vegas is set to accept land use and licensing applications for medical marijuana establishments.

But so far today at the city’s Development Research Center on Rancho near Bonanza, it's been pretty quiet.

According to city planning officials, they expect most applicants will wait until that last minute to submit the paperwork, so they're expecting very few people -- if anyone -- over the next couple of days. Henderson public information officer Bud Cranor also says no applications have been submitted in that city.

This is a very important part of the process and, quite possibly, the part many residents care about the most, because it’s going to determine where in the city medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation facilities and production sites will be located.
There is plenty of work people have to get done before they can submit applications.

Each must show proof that they completed one of several pre-application workshops, which were held in June. They also have to make sure their proposed location complies with state law, which states there must be separation distances from schools, churches, community centers and parks.

Then there's the cost, which is $1,280 for the land use application and $5,000 for the licensing application, both of which are non-refundable.

Applicants have 10 business days to submit the application before the cycle closes. After that, city officials will review the apps for compliance. They expect to take the selections before the Planning Commission and the City Council in the fall.
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