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.
Nevada Gaming Control Board for the first time has punished a gaming licensee for also having an interest in a medical marijuana business.
Like much of Nevada, the casino industry is grappling with issues surrounding medical marijuana — so much so, that gaming companies and regulators have had little to say publicly about doctor-prescribed pot.
Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has decided to roll into a political battle over whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana.
The Gaming Control Board told its license holders Tuesday that they cannot participate in Nevada’s medical marijuana business. In an industry notice posted to the Control Board’s website, the agency said the federal government views distribution, possession and sale of marijuana as a crime.