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Not one business submitted its preliminary review form to the Clark County Department of Business on Wednesday, which is when the office began accepting applications for dispensary and cultivation licenses. The deadline to submit 12 copies of the form - which must include a business plan, financial statements and an FBI-approved background check for each business owner – is 3 p.m. on April 22.
There are 10 dispensary licenses currently up for grabs in unincorporated Clark County, though there are no caps on the number of cultivation facilities. Those 10 dispensary licenses do not cover cities such as Las Vegas, where local lawmakers are drafting medical marijuana regulations of their own and hope to finish by early summer.
Al Marquis, a lawyer who is working with several businesses, said entrepreneurs are struggling to get their paperwork in order due to the short window to apply. Clark County announced its application process on March 19.
After filing the preliminary review form, businesses must then submit an application for a special use permit on May 2. That application must show that the business does not violate zoning or land use rules. Each application also carries a nonrefundable $5,000 fee.
Local officials have not provided a date for when they will name the winners.
A Hempfest marred by dozens of busts for people just passing the joint at 4:20? Say it ain't so! It could happen if I-502 passes and is enforced as written. But you'd think Seattle Hempfest would be heaven on Earth after the passage of "legalization" Initiative 502 in Washington state, if all the information you had to go by was a Marc Emery quote -- posted by trophy wife Jodie -- on Facebook today. "Next year at Seattle Hempfest, if I-502 passes, everyone will be able to carry an ounce of marijuana around on their person and not be concerned with arrest!" Emery wrote from prison. "Or losing their job! Or losing custody of their children. Or violating probation. Or getting a criminal record. "Tourists and residents of Washington state would be afforded the greatest legal protection available to any marijuana user in the whole world," Emery claimed. "After I-502, visitors and residents in Washington State will have more legal right to possess and smoke marijuana than any American or Dutch resident has in Holland!" Quite a rosy picture, that. Too bad it has -- like most of what either Emery has to say these days -- vanishingly little to do with reality. Let's take a look. What if I-502 passes and is enforced -- AS WRITTEN -- at Hempfest 2013? Well, as far as carrying around an ounce of marijuana and not being concerned with arrest? Unless you bought that ounce at a state-licensed store, you'd still get busted. If...