Nevada Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Speculators Buy MMJ Real Estate in Reno Despite Lack of Zoning Rules

Speculators in Nevada’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry are already gobbling up real estate in and around Reno, however they could be putting the cart before the horse. Reno – Nevada’s third-largest city – has yet to develop zoning rules for medical marijuana cultivation facilities or dispensaries. According to the Nevada Medical Marijuana Association, prices on […]

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200+ Cannabis Business Applications Filed in Southern Nevada

Entrepreneurs in southern Nevada are lining up by the hundreds to get in on the state’s medical marijuana program. Clark County received a total of 209 MMJ business applications filed by 109 legal entities, with roughly two-thirds of the submissions coming in on Tuesday, which was the deadline. Not one business filed its paperwork on […]

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Nevada MMJ Businesses Scramble to Meet Application Deadline

Prospective medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of Nevada’s largest county are making a mad dash to finish their license applications. Not one business submitted its preliminary review form to the Clark County Department of Business on Wednesday, which is when the office began accepting applications for dispensary and cultivation licenses. The deadline to submit […]

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Las Vegas Officials Predict MMJ Real Estate Boom

Old warehouses and unused commercial spaces in Las Vegas may soon be worth their weight in gold. With Nevada’s medical marijuana industry soon to take hold in Sin City, officials there predict there will be a rush to buy up industrial real estate for cultivation and processing space. Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak said […]

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Las Vegas, Clark County Clear Way for Dispensaries

On Wednesday, the Las Vegas city council voted 5-2 to establish regulations for marijuana dispensaries, which effectively ends the six-month moratorium on the businesses there. City staff will have until early summer to draw up final zoning regulations for the businesses, which will then be put to another vote this summer. The number of dispensaries […]

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Nevada Lawyers Ask for MMJ Protection

Lawyers in Nevada are asking the state Supreme Court to protect them if they advise medical marijuana clients. The state bar governing board submitted a petition on Tuesday seeking an amendment to rules of professional conduct so lawyers can give legal advice to medical marijuana clients. The request is significant: Currently, lawyers cannot advise marijuana […]

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Now Hiring: Nevada Brings On Facility Inspectors

Nevada continues to implement its rules governing medical marijuana dispensaries, and last week an official confirmed that the state will soon hire six inspectors and one supervisor to oversee the facilities. The team will regulate activities at roughly 150 facilities, including 66 dispensaries planned for the state. The seven individuals are part of a team […]

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Nevada Advocates Start 2015 Recreational Campaign

Cannabis advocates in Nevada believe the state could legalize recreational marijuana next year, and they have established a strategy to accomplish that goal. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana believes it can collect 102,000 petition signatures supporting legalized marijuana this year, which would force the state’s Legislature to vote on the topic in 2015. Two-thirds of […]

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Nevada Will Not Miss MMJ Deadline, Officials Say

Officials in Nevada are adamant they will not miss an important April 1 deadline tied to the state’s medical marijuana dispensary program. Marla McDade Williams, deputy administrator of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, said in a statement that the division is “on track to meet the deadline for adoption of the regulations” that […]

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Waiting Game For Nevada Dispensaries

A Nevada law legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries goes into effect on April 1, but the state probably won’t see businesses open for months after that. An official from the state’s health department told the Las Vegas Sun that it might take up to four months to accept, review and make final decisions on dispensary licenses […]

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Reno Puts Breaks on MMJ Business

The gambling hotspot of Reno, Nevada, is poised to enact a temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, following the lead of Las Vegas and other cities and counties across the state. The Reno City Council reportedly will pass a measure at its meeting today preventing the city from accepting dispensary license applications indefinitely. Officials said […]

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Week in Review: Cannabis Legalization Measure in DC + Dispensary Delay in Vegas

Imagine if locally licensed shops selling cannabis to adults for recreational use were allowed to crop up in the shadow of the very agencies responsible for spearheading the nation’s decades-long war on marijuana. Several years ago the idea would’ve seemed very far-fetched, and anyone suggesting it might happen soon likely would’ve been laughed out of […]

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