Printing Business Could Go Up in Smoke

LAS VEGAS—In a never-ending quest to offer more ancillary products and services than its competitors, a printer here may start branching out in a new, more mellow direction: dope.

It seems A&B Printing, based here, has not been experiencing growth, so owner Kathy Gillespie has sought to get into another growing business by applying to open a medical marijuana dispensary. She is paying the $5,000 application fee to become one of the 10 allotted dispensaries in Clark County.

“The printing industry is not growing. It’s not a growing business,” Gillespie told KVVU-TV 5. “We very much are interested in getting in on the ground floor and will be applying (for dispensary and cultivation licenses).”

Gillespie’s mother, as well as the mother of her partner, both battled cancer. She feels access to the medical marijuana would have eased her mother’s pain.

Gillespie, who hopes to eventually operate in two locations, would like to get out of the printing business completely and feels her facility could be converted into a dispensary.

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  • William Wieners

    I feel that Gillespie has painted a negative light on the printing Industry. Her business may not have been growing, but printers who have embraced change and new technology are experiencing a boom. Digital Lizard – http://www.digitallizard.com – opened a Las Vegas location in June 2012 and has seen double digit growth since opening. The printing business has evolved in recent years but with the right strategic model and good technology partners it is still a very viable business.