Nevada Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Chicago marijuana firm inks $29 million real estate deal

Revolution Global, a Chicago-based cannabis company, will more than double the capacity at its flagship cultivation facility in Illinois after securing $28.75 million in funding from Freehold Properties, a Las Vegas-based real estate investment company. The doubling of size is in anticipation of a huge increase in demand when recreational marijuana sales begin in Illinois on […]

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Chart: How medical cannabis programs fare in states with recreational markets

The legalization of recreational cannabis can put a big dent in a state’s pre-existing medical marijuana market. Patient counts in Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oregon – the only states with both an active recreational marijuana industry and a pre-existing MMJ patient database – have all suffered in the months and years since the launch of […]

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FBI probing potential public corruption in California capital’s marijuana industry

The FBI is investigating suspected corruption involving Sacramento, California, cannabis businesses and public officials. The FBI interviewed marijuana industry officials in California’s capital city over the past few months about potential bribes made in exchange for license approvals and other favorable treatment, The Sacramento Bee reported Monday. The report about the probe comes a day […]

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Nevada governor forms marijuana task force to attack corruption

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday announced he is creating a multiagency task force to “root out corruption or criminal influences” in the state’s legal cannabis market, spurred by federal charges filed against two businessmen with ties to President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. The announcement came a day after a federal indictment in New […]

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Nevada’s first marijuana lounge opens this weekend

Nevada’s first cannabis tasting room is opening this weekend, giving the venue a head start on a sector that won’t be widely available for two years. The Las Vegas Pauite Tribe will open the establishment Saturday at the NuWu Cannabis Marketplace, which is located on tribal land about two blocks from downtown Las Vegas. In June, Nevada […]

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Week in Review: Vape crisis continues, federal cannabis bill moves, Utah licenses & more

State regulators from across the country react to the vaping crisis, a federal marijuana banking bill sees movement, Utah ups its medical cannabis licensing opportunities – and more of the week’s top marijuana business news. States’ responses to vaping crisis State regulators nationwide have begun responding in earnest to the vaping illness epidemic, which now stands […]

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Nevada regulators investigate marijuana lab testing facilities

Nevada regulators launched an investigation into cannabis testing labs after tainted marijuana batches triggered two health advisories. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the Department of Taxation started the investigation after discovering potentially doctored THC levels by cannabis laboratories and products with high levels of yeast and mold on store shelves. Department officials say marijuana products […]

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Cresco Labs acquires marijuana company Tryke for $282.5 million

Chicago-based Cresco Labs said it is buying Tryke, a vertically integrated private cannabis company active in Nevada and Arizona, for $282.5 million. Here are the basics around the announcement: The $282.5 million price tag is made up of $55 million in cash and the balance in stock. Tryke posted revenue of $70.4 million in fiscal […]

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Week in Review: Cannabis vape crisis, CA banking bill fails, public corruption in MA & more

Sales fall for recreational marijuana vaping products as a health scare hits the mainstream media, a California marijuana banking bill dies but could return in 2020, a Massachusetts mayor is deposed for allegedly ripping off MJ firms – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. Vaping crisis The pulmonary illness epidemic related to […]

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Nevada marijuana licensing chief placed on leave amid bias claims

The head of Nevada’s cannabis licensing division is on leave from his job after allegations of favoritism and improper conduct arose during court hearings about the state’s retail marijuana application process. Taxation Department spokesman Ky Plaskon on Tuesday characterized Deputy Executive Director Jorge Pupo’s administrative leave as a personnel matter, according to the Las Vegas […]

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