To date, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health has received 502 applications from hopeful medical marijuana establishment owners. The close-to-200 applicants for dispensaries are competing for only 66 slots available statewide. The rest of the applicants propose to open cultivation facilities, production facilities or testing laboratories.
The majority of medical marijuana facility applicants are from Clark County. All applicants were required to submit a $5,000 fee in order to be considered. The state will likely decide which applicants are accepted by this November.
Applicants ultimately accepted by both state and local government to open a medical marijuana facility are required to pay another fee, this time for $30,000. It is expected that the first dispensaries will begin operation early next year. For more on this story, go to: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/nevada-medical-pot-applicants-grow-502