Nevada Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Nevada high court dismisses liquor firms’ adult-use marijuana distribution suit

The Nevada Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit that would have required the state to license only alcohol wholesalers as distributors of recreational marijuana. The decision doesn’t have an immediate effect, but “when we decide to open up more (distributor) applications, it will allow us to select from a broader range of applicants,” said Stephanie Klapstein, […]

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Green Thumb Industries buys Nevada cannabis business in $290 million deal

Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a multistate marijuana company, has agreed to purchase a Nevada-based, vertically integrated cannabis company in a stock and cash deal valued at about $290 million. The deal expands Chicago-based GTI’s footprint in Nevada, home to one of the fastest-growing, adult-use MJ markets in the nation. The acquisition includes: Three retail stores in […]

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Chart: Declines in wholesale prices hammer major recreational cannabis markets

Wholesale cannabis prices in recreational markets across the United States have fallen precipitously compared to last year, while prices in major medical markets are proving more resilient. According to figures provided by Cannabis Benchmarks, a Connecticut-based provider of wholesale marijuana pricing data, wholesale cannabis prices in Oregon and Washington state are down more than 50% […]

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Upstart Ohio medical cannabis firm raises CA$85 million to expand footprint

A young cannabis company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, raised 85 million Canadian dollars ($65 million) that it will use to expand its operations. Green Growth Brands – whose CEO, Peter Horvath, resigned a year ago from his executive post with Pittsburgh retail giant American Eagle Outfitters – closed the round in Toronto, where the company was […]

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Canadian marijuana cultivator Flower One buys Nevada MJ firm for $27 million

Canadian marijuana cultivator Flower One Holdings agreed to purchase a Nevada cannabis cultivation business for $27 million, expanding the Toronto-based company’s footprint in the Silver State’s rapidly growing MJ industry. With the purchase of 100% of Las Vegas-based NLV Organics, Flower One (Canadian Securities Exchange: FONE) gains a 25,000-square-foot cultivation and production facility in North Las Vegas, […]

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Build it and they will come? Cannabis entrepreneurs wager big bucks on social consumption venues

Applicants for marijuana social consumption licenses across the United States are betting that consumers will want to patronize a public venue where they can consume cannabis with other users.

Entrepreneurs who pursue this new niche sector are likely to wager hundreds of thousands of dollars to get their businesses off the ground, according to industry executives.

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MJardin buying Nevada cannabis cultivation facility for $22 million

MJardin has agreed to buy a licensed cannabis cultivation facility in Las Vegas for roughly $22 million in cash and stock, allowing the Denver company to extend its geographic footprint into the Nevada marijuana market. MJardin – which operates cultivation, processing and retail facilities in North America and has an office in Toronto – said […]

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Nevada marijuana business faces flurry of financial fraud suits

CWNevada, one of Nevada’s largest cannabis companies, has been sued for alleged fraud, failure to repay millions of dollars to its lenders and misusing intellectual property. “While local and national media outlets report on the unprecedented success of Nevada’s regulated marijuana market, CWNevada management has managed to run the business into the ground,’’ claimed a […]

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Week in Review: Ohio’s odd ban on CBD sales, California acts on illicit firms & Nevada MJ market sizzles

Ohio bans CBD sales outside of marijuana stores – which aren’t even open yet – California regulators take legal action against two unlicensed MJ businesses, and the Nevada cannabis market tops half a billion dollars in sales during its first year.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry this week.

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Red-hot Nevada cannabis market exceeds half-billion dollars for fiscal year

Nevada’s cannabis industry continues to sizzle, with revenue in the fiscal year ending June 30 totaling $529.9 million overall, including $424.9 million for recreational alone, state officials reported Tuesday. According to the state, marijuana tax revenue for the first full year of adult-use sales totaled $69.8 million – about 140% of expectations – with the […]

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Nevada’s first year of recreational marijuana sales surpasses expectations

Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state’s first year of broad cannabis legalization exceeded even their highest estimations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by 25%. Numbers from June are still outstanding, but they are expected to push taxable sales past $500 million, netting total tax revenue in the neighborhood of […]

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