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Alaska TV reporter turned pot activist aims at cannabis club

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.

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.

Nevada legislators to face medical pot challenges

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.

Vegas OKs 26 medical marijuana dispensaries

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 OKs medical pot regulations, taxes

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.

Coffin fears Las Vegas medical pot lawsuits

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.

Nevada’s take on tokes: as much as $10M

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.

Long ‘pot’ drive ahead for rural Nevadans

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.

Metro raids marijuana grow house in Summerlin

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.

HempFest comes to Las Vegas Saturday

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.

Colo. high court hears medical marijuana case

Colorado’s highest court is considering whether workers’ off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law.

Nevada won’t limit medical pot production … yet

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.

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