LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A proposed rule in the City of Las Vegas could crack down on what the cannabis industry calls “fake dispensaries,” targeting stores that appear to sell cannabis but are not licensed to do so.
Across the Las Vegas Valley and in tourist hotspots, stores may have words such as “cannabis” outside, or list products on shelves with words like “cannabis” or “THC,” even though the store is not actually a licensed dispensary.
“They’re scamming tourists,” said Layke Martin of the Nevada Dispensary Association. “They are making [it] look like cannabis product, but doesn’t have enough THC to be cannabis,” Martin said.
Tourists unknowingly pay dispensary prices for unregulated or untested products, Martin said.
The proposed ordinance would require stores to display signage of the actual THC levels of various products, which by law, must be below the legal limit allowed within licensed dispensaries.
Unregulated products outside dispensaries also come with their own health risks. FOX5 told you earlier this year, regulators warned the public to only buy CBD oil and products from licensed dispensaries: unregulated CBD sold in local stores could have compounds that can make you high, sick, or cause unknown side effects.
“When you have the unknown byproducts that