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Governor Signs Law To Air Names Of Pot Licensees

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) —  Nevada's governor has signed a law to open the books and air the names of those awarded lucrative licenses to sell recreational marijuana.


Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the measure Friday in Carson City.

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The new law for the first time makes public the identity of marijuana license applicants and the method the state uses to score and rank bids.


It comes with the state facing multiple lawsuits from companies turned down last year for licenses to open dispensaries in coming months.


The number of dispensaries in Nevada is set to nearly double, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and the marijuana marketplace booming.

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There are currently 65 marijuana stores statewide.


Medical and recreational pot sales totaled $884 million in the last six months of 2018.