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CCB Suspends License for North Las Vegas Facility, Citing ‘Public Health Threat’

 

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Board of Cannabis Compliance on Tuesday suspended a grower’s license in North Las Vegas, citing a “threat to public health and safety.”

During an emergency board meeting, the members present voted unanimously to suspend the license of Helping Hands Wellness Center Inc.

According to a press release, the council conducted a months-long investigation, which included a series of on-the-spot checks and review of surveillance footage, which revealed that Helping Hand employees were covering up and intending to divert cannabis and cannabis products, as well as other significant security flaws. .

After examining CCTV footage, Council agents observed and heard Helping Hand employees, including the manager, attempt to hide cannabis and discuss plans to remove the cannabis plants from the facility in December. During a follow-up visit in January, Council agents found unlabeled cannabis plants at the site that could not be properly tracked in the government’s seed-to-sale tracking system.

The diversion poses a threat to public health and safety as it allows untraceable and unverified cannabis and cannabis products to enter the illicit market.

The board declares that Helping Hands Wellness Center Inc. must submit a correction plan to CCB for approval to cancel the order and must not resume operations until CCB confirms that the deficiencies in the order have been corrected.

This is the first summary suspension issued by CCB in 2023.

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