RENO, NEV – As of November 3, the Nevada department of Health and
Human Services has awarded 55 preliminary licenses to Medical Marijuana
Dispensaries, as well as, over 300 more permits for various types of other
medical cannabis businesses. With numerous companies vying for an opportunity,
the State was notably generous to those wishing to establish marijuana
cultivation sites, approving 182. 117 licenses were granted for production
facilities – those which wanted to make infused products –
and 17 licenses for testing labs.
Of the 199 groups that applied for dispensary permits, those 55 preliminary
licenses were granted in short award to those who applied. The reasoning
for the low approval rate: the State of Nevada limits the number of dispensaries
Overall, 519 business had submitted an application with the State to enter
the Medical Cannabis industry.However, only a handful of business agreed
to let the State publish their names and application scores, leaving many
winning bids still anonymous.
One of those companies, Northern Nevada's own The CannaVative Group
plans to grow into the number one Medical Marijuana Program in the country,
providing safe medical marijuana and resources to the patients that truly need it.