Poker superstar Phil Ivey has received preliminary approval for A las vegas, nevada medical marijuana dispensary license in Nevada.
Phil Ivey isn’t smoking something, but their future customers may be: Ivey received one of 26 license that is preliminary for the medical marijuana dispensary through the Las vegas, nevada City Council early in the day this week, possibly making the poker superstar one of the first operators within the town to supply pot to consumers.
There are still further actions necessary before Ivey gets last approval to open such a business, but his approval does mean that the city found him qualified to move on in the licensing procedure.
This week to plead their cases for medical marijuana licenses about 50 potential operators went before the City Council. Those that got approval that is preliminary the city will now have to additionally be approved by the state health division.
The City Council will eventually hold a suitability that is final for those approved by the state before awarding a limited number of licenses that have been set aside for Las Vegas.
Which means that Ivey still has a way that is long go before finding a last go-ahead to dispense medical cannabis in Sin City. But if he will make his way through the various licensing stages, Ivey might end up slinging weed in the same way prolifically as he makes pot-sized bets at the poker table.