Poker superstar Phil Ivey has received approval that is preliminary a vegas medical marijuana dispensary license in Nevada.
Phil Ivey isn’t smoking one thing, but his future customers may be: Ivey received one of 26 license that is preliminary for a medical marijuana dispensary from the Las Vegas City Council previously this week, possibly making the poker superstar among the first operators into the town to provide pot to consumers.
There are even more steps necessary before Ivey gets last approval to open such a company, but his approval does mean that the city found him qualified to move on in the licensing process.
About 50 potential operators went before the City Council this week to plead their situations for medical marijuana licenses. Those that got approval that is preliminary the city will now have to be approved by the state health division.
The City Council will eventually hold a final suitability meeting for the people approved by the state before awarding a limited number of licenses which have been set aside for Las Vegas.
Which means that Ivey still has a long way to go before getting a final go-ahead to dispense medical cannabis in Sin City. But if he make their 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.
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