Poker superstar Phil Ivey has received preliminary approval for a nevada medical marijuana dispensary license in Nevada.
Phil Ivey is not smoking something, but his future customers may be: Ivey received one of 26 license that is preliminary for the medical cannabis dispensary from the vegas City Council earlier this week, potentially making the poker superstar one of the first operators within the town to provide pot to consumers.
You can find still further actions necessary before Ivey gets last approval to open such a business, but his approval does suggest that the city found him qualified to move on in the licensing procedure.
About 50 possible 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 be approved by the state health department.
The City Council will sooner or later hold a last suitability conference for the people approved by the state before awarding a small number of licenses which have been set aside for Las Vegas.
Meaning that Ivey still has a long way to go before finding a final go-ahead to dispense medical marijuana 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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