Local and federal narcotics detectives confiscated about $200,000 worth of marijuana plants Thursday in the southwest valley, Las Vegas police said.
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Clark County commissioners, rejecting a proposal state officials are considering, are betting on the free market to figure out how much square footage Nevada needs for cultivation facilities that will grow the state’s medical marijuana crop.
A medical marijuana dispensary applicant in Henderson will have to seek relief from the City Council to open in its chosen location in what is one of the first known zoning appeals in the new industry.
The cost of medical marijuana might already be headed upward in Nevada, and the dispensaries and grow houses haven’t even opened yet.
The state’s public college campuses plan to continue to ban pot even as Nevada is moving toward opening its first medical marijuana dispensaries early next year, the Board of Regents indicated Thursday.
Clark County officials say they don’t want the county to be enriched from the fledgling medical marijuana industry’s business license fees. The goal is for fees to cover the costs.
Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, who authored a 2013 law establishing medical marijuana dispensaries, said the group’s goal is to get 105,000 signatures by November and have recreational marijuana legalized through a ballot initiative by 2016 at the latest.
Medical marijuana users would need more than a bad blood test to end up behind bars in Nevada on driving the influence charges if a proposal is approved by the state Legislature in 2015.
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health reported receiving 370 applications for medical marijuana establishments at its Carson City office by 3 p.m. Monday, two hours before the final state deadline.
Law enforcement agencies gathered more than 6,000 marijuana plants from what they called “gardens” in the mountains of Lincoln County earlier this week. The two-day raid north of Las Vegas involved about 50 officers from Lincoln and White Pine counties, Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas police, the Nevada National Guard, the Bureau of Land Management and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Sunset Road in Henderson might become the main corridor of medical marijuana dispensaries for the city.
North Las Vegas unveiled more tweaks to its medical marijuana business licensing ordinance Wednesday, signing off on changes meant to fast track applicants who qualify for a newly created “cross-jurisdictional” license.
Nevada’s nascent medical marijuana licensing process has bounced back to the state from local government entities starting Tuesday.
The full list of applicants hoping to win approval to open medical marijuana establishments within the City of Las Vegas is listed below. The address is the site they plan to use. Some have filed for multiple dispensary sites and some are seeking a dispensary, a cultivation site and a production site.
The deadline for land use and licensing applications for medical marijuana establishments in Las Vegas ended Wednesday with a last-minute frenzy of late comers eager to beat the 3 p.m. deadline.
A regulatory mandate that Nevada gaming license holders stay away from the state’s neophyte medical marijuana business could be challenged again Thursday at the Nevada Gaming Commission. But the outcome is inevitable.
Henderson received 28 applications for medical marijuana establishments by the end of business Thursday, the last day of the two-week filing period.
North Las Vegas OK’d a second medical marijuana ordinance Wednesday, unanimously adopting business licensing rules first introduced early this month.
Nevada Gaming Control Board for the first time has punished a gaming licensee for also having an interest in a medical marijuana business.
Issues raised at the first meeting of Nevada medical marijuana panel Wednesday ranged from employment protections for patients to ensuring that patients who grow their own will be allowed to continue to do so.
North Las Vegas leaders tabled a medical marijuana licensing ordinance Wednesday, delaying final action on a package of rules aimed at luring pot growers to APEX Industrial Park.
Henderson City Council approved regulations for medical marijuana establishments Tuesday, and will start accepting applications Monday.
Attendees at the International Cannabis Association’s convention Sunday sought to apply their business experiences to an emerging market.
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