Everything about Elevate Medical Pharmacy looked like a legitimate marijuana dispensary.
A large sign out front displayed the business’ name. A neon “Open” sign shone bright in the window.
Inside, it looked like a typical pot shop: OG Kush, Sour Diesel and other popular marijuana strains inside glass display cases, a variety of cannabis-infused edibles labeled with dates of when they were baked, and even pamphlets listing the THC potency of most of the products.
But Elevate Medical Pharmacy, at 2951 Westwood Drive in Las Vegas, never had a license to sell, according to a police report released Thursday.
The Metropolitan Police Department, along with Clark County and state investigators, busted the shop on Sept. 19. Clayton Bernard, 36, was arrested on suspicion of illegally selling marijuana. A felony even though recreational marijuana sales have been legal in Nevada since July 1.