Ground broken on massive Las Vegas marijuana farm

A groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of the Nevada Pure marijuana facility on Wednesday, May 27.

Clark County's medical marijuana dispensaries are nearly ready to open for business. The only thing they're missing is marijuana.

On Wednesday, ground was broken on Nevada Pure, a marijuana farm to be located in east Las Vegas. When complete, it will be larger than a football field and be capable of growing about 18,000 plants at a time.

Nevada Pure co-owner Kathy Gillespie said that currently most marijuana growers in Nevada are licensed at-home patients or caregivers. There simply isn't enough marijuana for dispensaries to sell. Nevada Pure will clone plants donated by growers.

The facility will include a nursery, flowing room, trimming area and storage area. Among the biggest concerns is security.

“[We'll have] 260 cameras in this facility, along with motion detectors,” Gillespie said. “We actually built it the same as...

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