Nan Palmero

The Las Vegas, Nevada City Council has unanimously approved a measure that allows Oasis Cannabis to stay open 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week – it is the first dispensary near the Strip granted approval to operate around the clock, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The approval follows a Tuesday vote by the Clark County Commission to allow all 26 dispensaries in its jurisdiction to stay open 24/7; however that change is not expected until Oct. 3, while Oasis expects to begin their new operating hours as soon as Friday.

Presently, shops in North Las Vegas are permitted to stay open all day and night.

Benjamin Sillitoe, co-founder and CEO of Oasis, said that the Clarke County commissioners’ decision would eventually allow all dispensaries to keep a 24/7 schedule and that being forced to close would force customers to buy somewhere else.

“We have people lined up at our door at 6 a.m., and (we) are rushing people out at 3 a.m.,” Sillitoe said in the report, adding that both a bar and body painting studio in his shop’s vicinity are open around the clock.

The approvals by the city council and Clarke County Commission are just the latest changes to the state’s recreational cannabis market. Earlier this month the state Legislative Counsel Bureau issued an opinion stating that nothing in the voter-approved adult-use cannabis law prevents municipalities from granting social-use licenses. Gov. Brian Sandoval said that decision has “no precedential value” therefore it remains to be seen whether localities roll out social-use regimes.

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