Nevada Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Nevada Supreme Court halts cannabis distribution licensing

John Schroyer  | September 15, 2017

Nevada’s marijuana distribution court fight will last at least another few weeks.

On Friday, the Nevada state Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the Department of Taxation from issuing any more marijuana distribution license, in a move that could extend supply chain problems for cannabis retailers in the short term. Oral arguments …

Week in Review: Nevada MJ consumption lounges, national cannabis testing & Maine rec rules

John Schroyer  | September 15, 2017

By Bart Schaneman, John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

A new legal interpretation says marijuana consumption lounges don’t violate Nevada law, U.S. senators are calling for national cannabis testing protocols, and Maine releases draft rules for its recreational MJ industry.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Nevada switches from MJ Freeway to Franwell tracking system

John Schroyer  | September 14, 2017

The Nevada Department of Taxation has decided to replace MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems with Franwell’s METRC system for tracking cannabis inventory in the state.

The switch will be official Nov. 1, Forbes reported, but Nevada cannabis companies can still utilize MJ Freeway software to send their data to Franwell’s Marijuana Enforcement …

Marijuana advertising outlawed at Las Vegas airport

Omar Sacirbey  | September 6, 2017

Commissioners in Nevada’s Clark County have voted to ban marijuana advertising and possession at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport.

The advertising ban covers all airport-owned property throughout the county – which includes Las Vegas – including land that’s leased to private businesses, the Review-Journal reported.

The ban doesn’t apply to taxis and personal …

Las Vegas recreational marijuana retailer advertises with airline

Bart Schaneman  | September 1, 2017

Las Vegas recreational marijuana retailer Acres Cannabis said it’s completed a deal to advertise in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, another sign of a growing movement by cannabis companies to expand their advertising reach through transportation outlets.

Some other companies that have gone this route:

  • Price-comparison app Wikileaf, which in June started a three-month …

Nevada again expands field for recreational marijuana distribution

Kevin Huhn  | August 30, 2017

Nevada regulators plan to reopen the state’s recreational marijuana distribution system to businesses other than alcohol wholesalers after rejecting an appeal by a liquor group that claims it has exclusive rights to transport marijuana from cultivators to retail stores.

The state Tax Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to uphold a previous decision by the Tax Department …

Nevada regulators reaffirm wall between casinos, marijuana

Kevin Huhn  | August 28, 2017

Nevada’s gambling regulators are grappling with how to deal with the state’s latest legal vice – recreational marijuana – and they’ve made it clear that cannabis doesn’t belong in casinos.

In the first of a series of policy discussions, the Nevada Gaming Commission reiterated that as long as marijuana consumption and possession is illegal on …

Nevada marijuana distribution licenses on hold another week

Kevin Huhn  | August 21, 2017

Nevada’s plan to expand its pool of recreational marijuana distributors is delayed again.

The state’s Tax Commission has agreed not to issue distribution licenses to any non-liquor entities until the panel hears an Aug. 29 appeal from the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada.

A judge last week lifted an injunction that prohibited the …