Las Vegas Archive

Nevada AG Opposes California Doctor MMJ Recs

Omar Sacirbey  | August 1, 2016

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 …

Bank Nixes Marijuana Firm’s Crowdfunding Hopes

Omar Sacirbey  | June 13, 2016

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 …

Coming to Vegas: A Casino That Serves Cannabis?

John Schroyer  | April 18, 2016

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 …

Canadian MMJ Company to Expand U.S. Footprint

Omar Sacirbey  | March 14, 2016

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 …

Nevada Tribe Getting Into MMJ Business

Omar Sacirbey  | February 29, 2016

On Monday, the Native American footprint in the cannabis industry got a little bigger.

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe announced that it is partnering with Ultra Health, a medical marijuana production business based in Scottsdale, Arizona, to open two dispensaries and a cultivation facility in Nevada, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Paiute leaders …

MassRoots Founder to Meet With Richard Branson

Omar Sacirbey  | January 13, 2016

Isaac Dietrich, who founded the marijuana-focused social media platform MassRoots, will meet with Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson as part of the Extreme Tech Challenge, a high-profile contest for startups.

The meeting will take place in early February on Branson’s private island. Branson – a prominent business tycoon – is a noted marijuana legalization supporter.

The …

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Marijuana Business Daily staff  | July 24, 2014

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday’s deadline, according to an official with the city.

Most of of them came in at the eleventh hour, mirroring the last-minute rush in Clark County.

As the 3 p.m. deadline approached,

Attorney: Hearing Could Trigger Shift in Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Laws

Chris Walsh  | November 10, 2011

Nevada is technically one of the 16 states in the U.S. with medical marijuana regulations on the books. But its MMJ ordinance has a huge shortcoming: It doesn’t specifically address the selling and buying of cannabis, both of which are illegal under state and federal laws.

So while Nevada does indeed allow individuals to cultivate …