Vegas medical marijuana deadline draws crowd

The deadline for land use and licensing applications for medical marijuana establishments in Las Vegas ended Wednesday with a last-minute frenzy of late comers eager to beat the 3 p.m. deadline.
If you didn’t have a ticket by then, you were out of luck.
Karen Duddlesten, the city’s business licensing manager, said the staff would stay as late as it took to process the flurry of people. As of 8 p.m., there were no final numbers of applicants.
But among those listed on the map were some prominent names. Mayoral son Ross Goodman linked with a group including attorney Ed Bernstein and philanthropists Gard and Dr. Florence Jameson. Restaurateurs Michael and Jenna Morton applied. So did two notable private investigators — Peter Maheu and Steve Rybar, the undercover officer in the FBI’s corruption sting Operation Yobo, which in the early 1980s brought down Nevada state Sen. Floyd Lamb and a handful of others. State Sen. Mark James was an applicant, as was former Assembly speaker and retired Henderson police chief Richard Perkins.
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