After they applied with the state to open a medical marijuana dispensary, the owners of Euphoria Wellness faced an odd choice: Did they want to keep their name secret from the public?
For them, the answer was easy.
“I have nothing to hide,” co-owner Joe Lamarca said. “I’m going to have a sign out that says ‘Euphoria Wellness.’ I’m not trying to be secretive about it — I’m running a business.”
But others made a different choice, shielded by a state law that keeps much of the information about Nevada’s emerging marijuana industry hidden from the public.
In all, 199 of the 519 applicants for medical marijuana licenses — 38 percent — chose to keep their names confidential, including more than 40 percent of would-be dispensary operators. [Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal]