The med pot licensing vote was public in name only

Rarely has there been a process that so obviously flouted the Open Meeting Law as was the one Friday when Clark County commissioners approved 18 medical marijuana dispensaries.

Through a series of rounds of voting on tally sheets, mostly unseen by the public, and without commissioners explaining their votes, the board selected the winners, many of whom have political connections.

But there was no discussion of the merits of each appliant being chosen vis a vis the others, and commissioners essentially were mute as they voted, technically out of the sight of the public. My guess is this could be fodder for any lawsuits by losing applicants.

Luckily, I am here to help. I have obtained the tally sheets, which show the commissioners keeping count and who they voted for in each round. They are attached here.