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Using medical pot firing offense in Nevada

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.

 
Las Vegas police take 100 plants in pot bust

Local and federal narcotics detectives confiscated about $200,000 worth of marijuana plants Thursday in the southwest valley, Las Vegas police said.

Nevada regents vote to continue campus pot ban

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.

Lawyers battle over marijuana laws, pending legalization

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.

Cops find 6,000 pot plants in Lincoln County

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.

Court: Nevada lawyers can give advice on medical marijuana

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday amended the state rules of professional conduct for lawyers to allow them to counsel clients on the state’s medical marijuana laws.

State’s high court delays marijuana advice for lawyers

Members of the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for more time before deciding on a request from the State Bar to provide legal protections for lawyers who advise clients on medical marijuana issues.

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