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State deadline for submitting medical marijuana applications approaches

Reported by: Kelsey Thomas
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Updated: 8/15 6:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- Prospective medical marijuana business owners have three days to submit applications to the state.

The state had received 125 applications as of Friday, with most coming from Clark County. Business hopefuls have until 5 p.m. Monday to turn in their paperwork.

Seven teams of state workers are reviewing the applications. Among them are chemists, former law enforcement officers, pharmacists and building inspectors.

The teams rate everything from to safety to quality to inventory.

“We’re also looking at the layout of the facility, the construction, the labeling of the product, the laboratory analysis, of all of that,” says Chad Westom, bureau chief of the state medical marijuana program.

“The patients who need medical marijuana, they can be assured, that through this process that there medicine will be very appropriate to treat their needs and medical conditions.”

State law allows 66 medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada. Of those, 40 are allocated for Clark County. Applicants need approval from the state and the local jurisdiction.

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