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Nevada judge rules state pot licensing process can go ahead

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Posted at 9:11 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 17:28:22-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has ruled the state's marijuana licensing process can resume meaning some new retail marijuana stores can open, some applications for licenses can be reviewed again by state officials and some companies that were denied licenses in December 2018 still won't get a permit.


Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez's decision Thursday after two years of litigation did not order a licensing do-over, did not say laws were broken and did not put anyone on the hook to pay damages to anyone.

State Attorney General Aaron Ford interpreted that as a step toward expanding business, generating tax revenue and employing Nevadans.