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Neighborhood Opposition Sank Dispensary, Councilwoman Says


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In this Aug. 1, 2018, photo, marijuana is on display at 420 Sahara Wellness in Las Vegas.

At the Canyon Lakes shopping center in western Las Vegas there’s a Chipotle, a CVS and an Ashley Home Store. What’s not there — and what likely won’t ever be there — is a marijuana dispensary.

The Las Vegas City Council recently went against a Planning Commission decision and voted down a dispensary proposed for the Sahara and Fort Apache location.

Las Vegas Councilwoman Victoria Seaman, who represents the area, was joined in opposition by her fellow council members. Mayor Carolyn Goodman, who has family connections to the marijuana industry, abstained.

Seaman told State of Nevada that she was swayed by her constituents' concerns over what the dispensary would do to the neighborhood. She did say that marijuana is here to stay, but dispensaries should be outside of residential areas.

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