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Lack Of Inspector Could Delay Las Vegas Medical Marijuana

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dozens of medical marijuana businesses in Las Vegas may be forced to delay their openings while the state tries to fill regulatory positions designed to ensure dispensaries are complying with the law.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that there are currently no inspectors based in southern Nevada, leaving the job up to one based in northern Nevada who has been traveling when needed.

State medical marijuana program manager Steve Gilbert says they hope to fill one of the southern inspector positions within the next week and the other within the month.

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Nevada approved medical marijuana in 2013 but the program has been delayed by lengthy application processes, legal disputes and more rule-making.