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3 medical marijuana titans team on ‘epic’ partnership to serve global market

A groundbreaking marijuana joint venture has been created. Three leading international cannabis businesses are pooling their intellectual property and technology to create products for the global marijuana market, starting with Canada. Under the joint venture, Ontario’s Canopy Growth will give ownership stakes in one of its wholly owned licensed medical marijuana producers to Amsterdam’s Green House […]

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Nevada to explore recreational marijuana, gambling convergence

Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered Nevada’s gambling policy committee to recommend guidelines on issues where the state’s long-established gaming industry and nascent recreational marijuana industry intersect, including whether casino-resorts can host events that promote or cater to the cannabis industry. The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee – which includes gambling regulators, casino representatives and other industry […]

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Marijuana consumption bus firm trying to roll into new markets

A Denver-based company that operates buses on which marijuana consumption is allowed wants to expand its services to states such as California, Massachusetts and Nevada in 2018. Loopr, which operates the so-called “Puff Buses,” is in talks with officials in Los Angeles and Las Vegas to bring the service to those cities, according to the Boston […]

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Marijuana advertising outlawed at Las Vegas airport

Commissioners in Nevada’s Clark County have voted to ban marijuana advertising and possession at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. The advertising ban covers all airport-owned property throughout the county – which includes Las Vegas – including land that’s leased to private businesses, the Review-Journal reported. The ban doesn’t apply to taxis and personal vehicles cloaked in […]

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Nevada regulator threatens to strip cannabis business licenses

Marijuana businesses in Clark County, Nevada – which includes Las Vegas – will have to be careful about how they promote their businesses or risk penalties or even a loss of licenses. The director of the Department of Business Licenses in Clark County has told local marijuana companies that promoting public use of cannabis or […]

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Las Vegas airport may ban mobile marijuana advertisements

How far can local and federal governments go in banning marijuana-related advertisements at airports? That question has taken center stage in Nevada, where Clark County commissioners are debating whether taxis bearing marijuana advertising should be allowed to ferry passengers to and from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is part of Clark County. […]

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Vegas MMJ grower begins trading on Canadian Stock Exchange

A Canadian company that owns a medical marijuana cultivator and CBD company in Las Vegas has started trading on the Canadian Stock Exchange, a move that could make it easier for other U.S. plant-touching companies to list in Canada. Friday Night Inc., which trades under the ticker symbol TGIF, opened Friday at 28 Canadian cents […]

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Nevada AG Opposes California Doctor MMJ Recs

Nevada’s attorney general delivered potentially bad news for at least some of the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries, suggesting that they should no longer be allowed to serve MMJ patients from California who only have a doctor’s recommendation to use the drug. Attorney General Adam Laxalt penned his opinion on the matter in a letter to the director […]

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Bank Nixes Marijuana Firm’s Crowdfunding Hopes

Crowdfunding may not be the simple solution that cash-starved marijuana start-ups can turn to for funding. In May, the Securities and Exchange Commission implemented new rules permitting small businesses to raise up to $1 million annually through crowdfunding. The move was hailed in the cannabis sector as a major breakthrough that would help entrepreneurs raise […]

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Coming to Vegas: A Casino That Serves Cannabis?

A well-known name in the cannabis world might offer cannabis enthusiasts in Las Vegas the ability to order more than a beer or bourbon while playing the slots. High Times, the 42-year-old cannabis lifestyle magazine, is hoping to open a casino serving cannabis in Sin City if Nevada voters approve a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, […]

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North Vegas Drawing in Medical Cannabis Growers, Producers

The “financially ailing” cousin of Las Vegas – North Las Vegas – is perhaps poised to be revitalized by the cannabis trade. The city, which is much more run-down and off the beaten track from the downtown strip where most tourists play these days, has drawn at least 18 medical marijuana cultivators and producers, all […]

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Canadian MMJ Company to Expand U.S. Footprint

A publicly traded Canadian medical marijuana company is boosting its U.S. presence by entering into an agreement to acquire two marijuana licenses – one production, one processing – from a cannabis company in Washington State. Marapharm Ventures, which trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and the over-the-counter market in the United States, said […]

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