LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Commission Friday awarded 18 medical marijuana dispensary permits to applicants in what was a highly competitive process that included former politicians and prominent business leaders. Here is a summary of the winning applicants pending state approval:
Clear River LLC -- Robert R. Black of Las Vegas is 92 percent owner and Arbko LLC is 8 percent owner.
CW Nevada LLC -- Ownership breakdown is Brian Padgett, 35 percent, Paul Robarts, 25 percent, Timothy Smits Van Oyen, 20 percent, Jennifer Lazovich, 15 percent, and Richard and Hank Gordon, 2.5 percent each. All six are from Las Vegas. Padgett is a Las Vegas attorney specializing in condemnation cases and VCan Oyen is a real estate agent.
Desert Inn Enterprises Inc. -- 51 percent is owned by Endalkachew Mersha of Las Vegas and 49 percent is owned by Jonathan Coombs and Kurt Merschman of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jon-Paul Holyoak of Paradise Valley, Ariz. Mersha is a Las Vegas dentist.
Euphoria Wellness LLC -- Euphoria ownership includes Deanne Lamb of Las Vegas, 33 percent, Michael Didonato of Henderson, 20.615 percent, Stan Wasserkrug of Henderson, 10.975 percent, Susan Wasserkrug of Henderson, 10.31 percent, Joseph Lamarca of Las Vegas, 7.54 percent, Bonnie Chu of Las Vegas, 6.8 percent, Larry Doyle of Las Vegas, 6.47 percent, Tyler Stratford of Boulder, Colo., 3.325 percent, Kathleen Hessling of Henderson, 0.205 percent, Roger Doyle of Glastonbury, Conn., 0.13 percent, and David Lamarca of Baltimore, 0.13 percent.
Fidelis Holdings LLC -- Owners include former Assemblyman Chad Christensen.
GB Sciences Nevada LLC -- 55 percent of the company is owned by Craig Ellins of Las Vegas, Bruce Raben of Santa Monica, Calif., and Steve Weldon of Orlando, Fla. There are also 8 percent shares held by James Hammer, Sarah Familian, John Beuchat, Jane Tobman Moore and James Meservey of Las Vegas, and a 5 percent share owned by Michael Viellion of Las Vegas. Ellins is CEO of GrowBLOX Sciences Inc., which developed an agricultural chamber intended to provide a consistent environment for the growth of marijuana plants.
Global Harmony LLC -- One managing member, Jonathan Ogden of Henderson, was a former player for the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His wife Kema is also a managing member.
Gravitas Nevada Ltd. -- One managing member, Rich Abajian, is general manager of Findlay Toyota and chief operating officer of the Findlay Automotive Group. Another managing member is David Kallas, Findlay Toyota’s director of government affairs and labor relations and former executive director of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association.
Integral Associates LLC -- One manager, Armen Yemenidjian, is vice president of casino operations at the Tropicana resort. Another manager is Camille Ruvo, co-founder of the Keep Memory Alive nonprofit organization that supports the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health downtown. She is the wife of Southern Wines and Spirits partner Larry Ruvo.
Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary LLC -- Chris Olsen and David Goldwater of Las Vegas each own 40 percent, Greta Carter of Seattle owns 10 percent, and Frank Reed of Las Vegas and James Potter of Hayden, Idaho, each own 5 percent. Carter is founder of the Cannabis Training Institute and executive director of the Care Wellness Center in Seattle, which performs medical marijuana authorizations. Goldwater is a legislative lobbyist and former Democratic assemblyman.
Just Quality LLC -- Ownership includes Norma Patricia Memo of Henderson, 29 percent, Ronald Allen Memo of Henderson, 22 percent, Vi Bich Khong of Garden Grove, Calif., 22 percent, Randy Robert Rhoden and Matthew Alexander Rhoden of Huntington Beach, Calif., 11 percent each, and William Douglas Wellman of Henderson 5 percent. Ronald Memo is a Realtor.
LVMC LLC -- Las Vegas ownership includes Mark James, 45 percent, Galina Slinin, 20 percent, D. Neal Tomlinson, 15 percent, Douglas M. Kuperman, 10 percent, Craig J. O’Loughlin and Darci Buswell, 5 percent each. James served as both a state senator and Clark County commissioner and Tomlinson is an attorney.
Nevada Holistic Medicine LLC -- 22 percent shares are held by Scott Sibley, Richard Crighton, Chris Shelton and Ryan Welch of Las Vegas, 2.667 percent shares are held by Elaine Sanchez, Luis Felipe Valera and Otto Merida of Las Vegas and Richard Perkins of Henderson, and 1.332 percent is owned by Bruce Herishfeld of Las Vegas. Perkins is a former Assembly speaker and Henderson police chief, Merida is president and CEO of the Latin Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas, and Sibley is another former assemblyman.
Nevada Organic Remedies LLC -- Las Vegas ownership includes Andrew M. Jolley, 40 percent, Stephen J. Byrne, 30 percent, Darren Petersen, Patrick G. Byrne and Harvest Dispensary, Cultivation and Kitchen Consultants LLC, 10 percent each. Byrne and Jolley are real estate investors and partners in EquiSource, which focuses on distressed properties.
Nevada Medical Marijuana Dispensary Inc. -- Owners include Dr. Nick Spirtos, co-director of the Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada, and fellow doctors Geoffrey Hsieh, Rachakonda Prabhu, Sean Dempsey and Nicholas Thanos. Hsieh is a Las Vegas OB/GYN, Dempsey is an anesthesiologist, Prabhu is an internal medicine specialist, and Thanos is a gynecologist. All five each own 20 percent of the company.
TGIG LLC -- Las Vegas ownership includes Demetrious N. Kouretas, 48.1 percent, Scott Bogatz, 17.748 percent, Nycole Cummings, 9.2 percent, Jonathan Fine, 8 percent, Brian Hyun, 6.9 percent, Sierra Heckman, 5.552 percent, Carla J. Snyder, 1.5 percent, Stanley and Christine Brzyszko, 0.75 percent each, and John and Pamela Kelly, 0.75 percent each. Fine is owner of Fine Entertainment Management and a member of the family that publishes the Las Vegas Sun.
The Clinic Nevada D1 LLC -- The law firm Cooper Levenson is the registered agent for the company.
The MedMen of Nevada LLC -- Managing members Adam Bierman of Marina Del Ray, Calif., and Andrew Modlin of West Hollywood, Calif., founded The Medman, a southern California consulting agency for the medical marijuana industry. Fellow managing member Kathy Gillespie owns A&B Printing in Las Vegas. Ownership includes 14 percent each for Bierman and Modin, 9.625 percent each for Gillespie and Barbara L. Allen of Henderson, 9.375 percent each for Carrie and Cary Richardson of Gardnerville, 9 percent each for James Green of Henderson and David Thomas of Las Vegas, 6 percent each for Duke Fu and Dawn McAuliffe of Las Vegas, 3 percent for Dominick Prudenti of Henderson, and 1 percent for Ted Green of Lee’s Summit, Mo.