Henderson gets 28 medical pot applicantions

BY ARNOLD M. KNIGHTLY
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Henderson seems poised to cash in on the medical marijuana industry.

The city received 28 applications for medical marijuana establishments by the end of the application period Thursday, nearly three times as many as the city’s low-end estimate going in.

Each application, which included at least two applicants that were approved by Clark County in June, was filed with a $10,000 nonrefundable fee.

Bristol Ellington, assistant city manager, said the city had anticipated receiving between 10 and 15 applications.

“I’m very happy with the number of applicants,” Ellington said. “We just didn’t know (how many) going in.”

The city is expected to receive state approval for five dispensaries, but is not limited on the amount of cultivation and manufacturing facilities it will be allowed to approve. City officials would prefer facilities that cultivate, produce and dispense at one location.

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