Poker superstar Phil Ivey has received preliminary approval for A las vegas, nevada medical marijuana dispensary license in Nevada.
Phil Ivey isn't smoking one thing, but his future customers may be: Ivey received one of 26 license that is preliminary for a medical marijuana dispensary from the nevada City Council earlier this week, possibly making the poker superstar one of the primary operators within the town to supply pot to consumers.
You can find even more steps necessary before Ivey gets approval that is final start such a business, but his approval does mean that the city found him qualified to move on in the licensing procedure.
About 50 potential operators went before the City Council this week to plead their cases for medical marijuana licenses. Those that got approval that is preliminary the city will now have to additionally be approved by the state health department.
The City Council will eventually hold a suitability that is final for all those approved by the state before awarding a restricted number of licenses that have been set aside for Las Vegas.
This means that Ivey still has a way that is long go before getting a final go-ahead to dispense medical cannabis in Sin City. But as he makes pot-sized bets at the poker table if he can make his way through the various licensing stages, Ivey might end up slinging weed just as prolifically.
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