- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas City Council members have whittled a list of medical marijuana dispensary hopefuls from 50 to 26.

That’s still more than twice the number set aside for the city by Nevada regulators.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1DDgKOx ) the council denied credentials to 11 applicants for reasons ranging from missing paperwork to questions about onsite security.

Five applications were withdrawn, and five hybrid pot production and cultivation permits will be considered later.

It remained unclear after Tuesday and Wednesday hearings how many of the 26 will get approval from the state health department and a final go-ahead from the council.

Among those approved were restaurateur Michael Morton, downtown entrepreneur Michael Cornthwaite, developer James Hammer, former state Assemblyman Mark James, political consultant David Thomas and professional poker player Phil Ivey.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

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