A proposal to block recreational-only marijuana stores from opening in unincorporated Clark County drew a tepid response from some county commissioners Tuesday.
Right now all recreational stores in Nevada must also have a medical marijuana license, but come November the state will be able to issue stand-alone recreational marijuana licenses.
Commissioner Susan Brager doesn’t want that to happen. On Tuesday she directed county staff to draft an ordinance that would require local stores to sell both recreational and medical versions of the drug.
“In my district, you don’t need to drive more than five minutes to get to a dispensary,” she said. “I think we’re meeting the needs of everyone.”
Other commissioners said they don’t see a need to rush forward before the state has a better idea of when and where it will issue more recreational licenses. County staff estimates 10 such licenses will be allocated to the unincorporated county, but those numbers are not official.
“We have an opportunity here to figure out what the state is doing, and then we could come back and have a full