Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday said he would like for Nevada to follow in the footsteps of Colorado, where the U.S. attorney does not plan to change his approach to prosecuting crimes involving recreational marijuana.
Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee sought guidance in November about whether the federal government would enforce federal laws that criminalized pot use, cultivation and distribution. Nevadans got their answer Thursday, but it wasn’t the one many wanted.
This week’s announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially sent some in the industry into a tailspin, just days after California’s $7 billion recreational weed market opened for business.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it will rescind the federal legal guidance that gave states the authority to enforce their marijuana laws. Nevada is one of eight states, plus the District of Columbia, that have legalized recreational marijuana. The move prompted reaction from across the country:
Nevada’s nascent recreational marijuana industry could be in danger with the rescinding of a federal memo seen as the sole protector for state-regulated pot markets.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country.
One Las Vegas marijuana company may have found the perfect way to tap into the community’s giving nature.
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur.
Customers lined up early to purchase recreational marijuana legally for the first time in California as the new year brought broad legalization some two decades after the state was the first to allow pot for medical use.
Ski resorts near Lake Tahoe are asking people to leave their marijuana at home as recreational weed will soon be available on both sides of the California-Nevada border.