Updated: Clark County Commissioners voted today to increase the number of dispensaries in the unincorporated county from 10 to 18. Read more here.
Medical marijuana is coming to Clark County. For real.
The county's application filing period for medical marijuana establishments closed May 2, and now we can see where the 81 dispensaries, 64 cultivation facilities and 42 production facilities have proposed to open up shop. The county's regulations require that dispensaries be at least 1,000 feet from the nearest school and 300 feet from the nearest community facilities. Cultivation and production facilities must adhere to the same restrictions and be at least 660 feet from the nearest residential property, as well as being limited to industrial zones. No medical marijuana establishments are permitted in the gaming corridor, so you won't be able to pick up a joint of OG Kush to go with that yard-long margarita. Sorry.
So where will the weed be? Dispensaries have been proposed all over the Valley, including near UNLV, along the I-15 corridor on Desert Inn and Valley View and west on the 215 near Sunset, Rainbow and Tropicana. However, only a limited number of dispensary licenses are available in unincorporated Clark County, so many of the dots on the map won't end up doling out meds to registered patients. The county commission will hold a public meeting on June 5 to review and vote on applications.
To see the full map of proposed medical marijuana establishments in Clark County, click here.