LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana stores could be up and running in the valley as soon as January; but that doesn't mean a lot of dispensaries will open when that happens.
In all, only 40 dispensaries are allowed to open across the valley. Eighteen of those will be in unincorporated Clark County.
Local commissioners chose 18 applications, but the state only approved 10 of them, so this has caused disagreements between Clark County Commissioners, and the state, which is causing a hold up.
In the end, this may cause fewer dispensaries to open up.
"I guess that's a potential. I certainly hope it doesn't come to that because ultimately who is going to suffer -- the patient,” said Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioner.
Commissioner Sisolak said he's hesitant to grant permits to applicants the state chose without getting approval from the county first.