Nearly half of the 18 medical marijuana dispensary applications that Clark County commissioners approved have an uncertain fate, as they failed to win state support. The development has brought about frustration and unanswered questions among county officials and applicants who are now in limbo.
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Las Vegas city leaders approved most of the medical marijuana dispensary applications put before them last month, but one official, Richard Truesdell, was an exception to the rule.
A former Alaska broadcast news reporter who famously quit her job in an on-air stunt aimed at boosting a campaign to legalize pot in Alaska said on Friday she aims to open a bricks-and-mortar cannabis club in Anchorage before turning it into a seed-to-sale business.
Despite the recent arms race to approve medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada, the law is still clear: If you test positive for marijuana — medical marijuana card be damned — your employer can fire you, local labor lawyer Tony Golden said Wednesday.
The state agency regulating Nevada’s medical marijuana dispensary program is notifying applicants about whether they have won provisional licensing, but the information is partially lacking for the public due to confidentiality rules.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are on the verge of becoming a reality in Nevada but that doesn’t mean the smoke has cleared on a number of pressing issues related to the medicinal use of the drug.
Las Vegas City Council members spent almost 16 hours mulling preliminary land use and licensing entitlements sought by 50 would-be medical marijuana business operators on Tuesday and Wednesday then approved 26 pot dispensaries
Clark County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved medical marijuana regulations for the up-and-coming industry, including taxes that get progressively higher as earnings increase.
Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin worries that medical marijuana entrepreneurs might decide to sue of the city after it changed the way it plans to pick winning applicants to open legal pot dispensaries and grow houses.
Preliminary estimates suggest that Nevada’s medical marijuana program could generate as much as $10 million in excise taxes to the state in the upcoming two-year budget.
Medical marijuana patients in much of rural Nevada will have a long drive to get their medicine, based on where applications for dispensaries were filed by groups seeking to enter the business.
They came from near and far Saturday, converging in Las Vegas for a green-tinged celebration of hemp — the first Las Vegas HempFest.
A woman and a man, both in their early 50s, are in custody after a Thursday afternoon marijuana bust in a northwest valley apartment complex, according to Las Vegas police.
Las Vegas has one more attraction for its 40 million visitors: an annual hemp festival. The event will be held at the Clark County Government Center on Saturday.
Colorado’s highest court is considering whether workers’ off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law.
Supporters of Nevada’s new medical marijuana industry said they scored a victory Tuesday when the state decided not to cap pot cultivation at this time.
Local and federal narcotics detectives confiscated about $200,000 worth of marijuana plants Thursday in the southwest valley, Las Vegas police said.
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.
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