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City Council looking at pet shop changes

Posted at 9:29 AM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 22:05:55-05

The Las Vegas City Council is looking at pet shop changes and medical marijuana dispensaries during its meeting Wednesday.

The City Council is considering a new law that would stop pet stores from selling animals that are commercially bred, including pets from puppy mills. The other pets that would be allowed to be sold would be from an animal shelter, nonprofit or humane society.

Critics say this would put pet shop owners out of business but advocates say the puppy mills are cruel and inhumane factories.    

Meanwhile, more medical marijuana dispensaries could be popping up in Las Vegas. The City Council is expected to vote on licenses for three different businesses.

There are at least four dispensaries currently up and running in Las Vegas with the first one opening in August.