Nevada Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Nevada’s unhappy MJ growers, hemp’s friends in Congress & New York weighs adult use

Nevada marijuana growers are displeased with the state’s updated regulations, Congress members counter the DEA’s view of CBD, and New York may take a look at recreational cannabis. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Direct sales in Nevada As Nevada finalizes the rules for its […]

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Nevada closes in on permanent cannabis rules, but growers unhappy

After a contentious public comment session, Nevada’s marijuana regulators voted to make permanent most of the temporary rules that allowed the state to get an early start on its recreational cannabis industry. The updated rules were approved unanimously by the Nevada Tax Commission on Tuesday but still must be approved by the Legislative Commission before the […]

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Las Vegas pulls back on plans to allow public cannabis lounges

Las Vegas’ plans to allow public consumption of marijuana have been tabled “indefinitely” after Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week rescinded federal protections for states with recreational cannabis laws. Officials for the city and Clark County, where Las Vegas is situated, had delayed further talks about public consumption from September until the new year. The […]

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Colorado marijuana edibles maker Wana Brands expands into Arizona

As the first step of a plan to expand into six marijuana states in 2018, edibles maker Wana Brands has established a presence in Arizona.

According to a news release, the Colorado company’s gummies are now available in medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state.

Wana Brands’ products will be manufactured and distributed through an agreement with AltMed Arizona.

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Industry insiders, state officials in recreational cannabis markets vow to stay the course

Prominent figures from the nine recreational marijuana markets in the United States reacted defiantly to the announcement that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is throwing out Obama-era protections for the legalized cannabis industry. From Alaska to Maine, industry insiders in states with legal adult-use programs and politicians from both sides of the aisle spoke out against the action. But […]

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Nevada recreational marijuana sales set record in October, hitting nearly $38M

Nevada’s young recreational marijuana market remains red hot, showing few signs of slowing since launching in July. Sales of recreational marijuana accelerated in October, hitting a record $37.9 million – up notably from the $27.7 million recorded in September, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Under Nevada’s “early start” program, licensed medical marijuana dispensaries were allowed to begin […]

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Push continues in Las Vegas for public marijuana consumption

Las Vegas is inching toward public cannabis consumption lounges, which would be a boon to marijuana businesses selling to tourists with no legal space to smoke. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Councilman Bob Coffin has proposed an ordinance that would allow the city to permit marijuana consumption lounges. Here’s what you need to know: Bryan Scott, […]

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Tribe loses bid to resume hemp growing in California after DEA seizure

A federal judge has rejected an effort by an American Indian tribe to resume growing hemp in Stockton, California. The Winnemucca Shoshoni tribe had sued the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and San Joaquin County in October over the removal of 26 acres of hemp – a crop the tribe valued at $77 million. The tribe also […]

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Nevada gaming panel frustrated by uncertain federal cannabis stance

Nearly all 12 members of a gaming policy committee in Nevada – including Gov. Brian Sandoval – expressed frustration at the conclusion of an hours-long hearing Wednesday that was intended to get the state closer to a policy on whether casinos will be allowed to engage in cannabis commerce. “If it sounds like I’m a […]

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Cannabis online platform raises $10 million

LeafLink, an online inventory and ordering platform for marijuana businesses, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Nosara Capital, a London-based venture capital firm, according to a LeafLink news release. Nosara was joined by previous LeafLink investors from both inside and outside the cannabis space, such as Lerer Hippeau Ventures, […]

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New US recreational marijuana markets – one year later

The recreational marijuana industry had a big year in 2016, when voters in four states – California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada – approved sales of adult-use cannabis.

But one year later, what the voters approved and the reality of what’s happening look vastly different.

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Nevada rule extension allows rec cannabis sales to continue

The Nevada Tax Commission has extended the emergency regulations that allow recreational marijuana sales to continue another 120 days. The rules were scheduled to expire Nov. 1. The emergency rules were originally enacted to enable an “early rollout” of the rec program – beginning July 1 – while the legislature finalized regulations for a full adult-use industry. […]

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