Nevada Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Lawsuit to legalize cannabis, judge sidesteps Nevada dispute & High Times + Nasdaq

John Schroyer  | July 28, 2017

By John Schroyer, Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey

A lawsuit against the U.S. government could lead to national legalization of cannabis, a judge refuses to intervene in Nevada’s recreational marijuana conflict, and High Times magazine hopes to be publicly traded.

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

NV judge won’t stop rules allowing retailers to distribute rec cannabis

Bart Schaneman  | July 26, 2017

A Nevada judge has denied a request by a group of alcohol distributors to halt emergency regulations allowing the state to license some recreational marijuana retailers to transport product from growers to storefronts.

After hearing arguments, a Carson City District Judge ruled in favor of the recently approved regulations, citing the state’s position that the …

Cannabis delivery services soar in Nevada after rec rollout

Bart Schaneman  | July 24, 2017

Marijuana delivery services are in strong demand since Nevada’s recreational cannabis sales began on July 1, with industry officials predicting more growth ahead thanks to the strength of the new adult-use market.

Armen Yemenidjian, owner of Essence dispensary in Las Vegas, told the Las Vegas Sun delivery orders have surged since adult-use marijuana …

Nevada recreational marijuana market harming MMJ businesses

Omar Sacirbey  | July 17, 2017

Nevada’s fledgling recreational marijuana market has led to significant cannabis price hikes that may be hurting the state’s medical MJ industry.

Medical marijuana prices “have almost doubled” in parts of Nevada, raising concerns that unaffordable medical cannabis may force patients to the illicit market, according to Las Vegas TV station KTNV.

Emily …

Nevada licenses first rec MJ distributors, eases transport rule

Kevin Huhn  | July 13, 2017

Nevada regulators on Thursday licensed the first two recreational marijuana distributors in the state, then rewrote a regulation to speed up the processing of transport permits.

The moves are expected to help alleviate concerns that Nevada's cannabis retailers will run out of supplies because of unexpectedly strong demand since the state's adult-use industry launched July 1.

Facing rec MJ shortage, Nevada considers ’emergency’ action

Omar Sacirbey  | July 10, 2017

Higher-than-expected recreational marijuana sales have prompted Nevada officials to consider adopting an emergency regulation that could alleviate a supply shortage that has hit the state since its adult-use law went into effect July 1.

A “statement of emergency” endorsed by Nevada’s governor would allow the Department of Taxation to consider a larger pool of applicants …

A banner start as Nevada launches recreational marijuana sales

Bart Schaneman  | July 5, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

Nevada recreational marijuana sales began with a bang this past weekend, with store owners reporting that purchases far outpaced those of medical cannabis as the state became the fifth in the nation to offer adult-use products.

Week in Review: Nevada rec ready to roll, credit union’s symbolic victory & Canopy’s aggressive growth

Omar Sacirbey  | June 30, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Nevada is poised to launch recreational marijuana sales, a cannabis-friendly credit union makes progress in a court case, and Canada’s Canopy Growth is registering losses while expanding its production capacity.

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

Nevada recreational marijuana sales to launch Saturday

Omar Sacirbey  | June 27, 2017

Licensed Nevada medical marijuana dispensaries can start selling recreational cannabis as planned on Saturday despite an ongoing legal battle, state officials said.

Nevada intends to appeal a district judge’s order that only alcohol wholesalers can obtain cannabis distribution licenses, but that won’t affect the state’s plan to start retail sales, a Department of …

Nevada enacts plan to start adult-use marijuana sales July 1

Kevin Huhn  | June 23, 2017

Nevada’s marijuana regulators believe they have found a way around a judge’s order that threatens to block the state’s first recreational marijuana sales scheduled to begin next month.

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday signed an emergency regulation intended to allow rec sales to start July 1 at some existing medical dispensaries.

Under …