Current through 82nd (2023) Legislative Session Chapter 535 and 34th (2023) Special Session Chapter 1 and 35th (2023) Special Session Chapter 1
Section 678B.220 - [Effective Until 1/1/2024] Licensing of medical cannabis establishments: Limitation on total number of licenses that can be issued in each jurisdiction; reallocation of licenses1. Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 678B.230, the Board shall issue medical cannabis establishment licenses for medical cannabis dispensaries in the following quantities for applicants who qualify pursuant to NRS 678B.210: (a) In a county whose population is 700,000 or more, 40 licenses;(b) In a county whose population is 100,000 or more but less than 700,000, 10 licenses;(c) In a county whose population is 55,000 or more but less than 100,000, two licenses;(d) In each other county, one license; and(e) For each incorporated city in a county whose population is less than 100,000, one license.2. The Board: (a) Shall not issue medical cannabis establishment licenses for medical cannabis dispensaries in such a quantity as to cause the existence within the applicable county of more than one medical cannabis dispensary for every 10 pharmacies that have been licensed in the county pursuant to chapter 639 of NRS. The Board may issue medical cannabis establishment licenses for medical cannabis dispensaries in excess of the ratio otherwise allowed pursuant to this paragraph if doing so is necessary to ensure that the Board issues at least one medical cannabis establishment license in each county of this State and, pursuant to paragraph (e) of subsection 1, each incorporated city of this State in which the Board has approved an application for such an establishment to operate.(b) Shall, for any county for which no applicants qualify pursuant to NRS 678B.210, within 2 months after the end of the period during which the Board accepts applications pursuant to NRS 678B.300, reallocate the licenses provided for that county pursuant to subsection 1 to the other counties specified in subsection 1 in the same proportion as provided in subsection 1.3. With respect to medical cannabis establishments that are not medical cannabis dispensaries, the Board shall: (a) Issue a medical cannabis establishment license to at least one medical cannabis cultivation facility and at least one medical cannabis production facility in each county; and(b) Determine the appropriate number of additional such establishments in each county as are necessary to serve and supply the medical cannabis dispensaries to which the Board has granted medical cannabis establishment licenses and issue such a number of medical cannabis establishment licenses for such establishments in each county.Added to NRS by 2019, 3793Added by 2019, Ch. 595,§92, eff. 7/1/2020.This section is set out more than once due to postponed, multiple, or conflicting amendments.