Las Vegas jiu-jitsu academy fights marijuana dispensary relocation – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Before the Clark County Commission approved a retail marijuana store’s relocation to a southwest Las Vegas shopping plaza in early November, an existing tenant expressed displeasure with their potential new neighbor.
As owner of a jiu-jitsu studio catering to children, Andre Almeida said he did not think the dispensary would be a good fit. Parents of students in the martial arts academy felt similarly, he told county lawmakers during the zoning commission meeting on Nov. 3.
“I don’t think that’ll be great for us to have a dispensary right down in front of the school,” Almeida said, noting that he had learned of the proposal only two days earlier.
But after the commission unanimously gave the dispensary the green light to move forward, Almeida turned his attention to the court system.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Summerlin is now asking a Clark County District Court judge to overturn the commission’s decision and block Zen Leaf Dispensary from relocating its business to the strip mall on the southwest corner of Fort Apache Road and Hacienda Avenue where the martial arts academy also does business.
The academy sued the commission on Dec. 10, arguing that the dispensary should have been barred by