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EDITORIAL: Pot, meet juice

Medical marijuana can be synthesized and sold as a liquid. But it’s still not as strong as the juice on display at the Clark County Government Center, where influential Southern Nevada political and industry figures are chasing a limited number of licenses for pot businesses.

Reduction in dispensaries concerns North Las Vegas medical pot users

It hasn’t been a great week for medical marijuana in North Las Vegas. Tuesday, Clark County commissioners carved out much of the city’s stake in state-sanctioned pot dispensaries, part of a move that will see city-bound entrepreneurs jockey for just 10 percent of countywide facilities up for final approval this summer.

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.

Clark County Commission revises distribution of medical marijuana licenses

Clark County commissioners voted to change the way medical marijuana licenses are divvied up in a unanimous vote that took from Henderson and North Las Vegas, gave big to the county and contributed a slight bump to the city of Las Vegas. In a move by Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani, the number of medical marijuana licenses was revised based on population.

Gaming board bans casino licensees from medical marijuana trade

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.

County sheds more light on medical pot license applicants

Clark County has shed more light on who is vying for a limited number of lucrative licenses to move newly legalized medical marijuana from seed to sale.

North Las Vegas examines regulating medical marijuana

Look at what Las Vegas and Clark County have done, then do the opposite. That was the consensus reached at North Las Vegas City Hall Tuesday night, where a crowd warned city leaders against over-regulating marijuana operations.

North Las Vegas to welcome medical pot opportunities after all

North Las Vegas plans to hop on the medical marijuana bandwagon after all. A top city official said Tuesday that a town hall meeting to kick-start to create regulations on medical pot dispensaries and growing operations will be held April 22.

EDITORIAL: Family Court must evolve on medical marijuana use

Nevadans legalized medical marijuana more than a decade ago. Last year, the Legislature finally caught up to the constitutional amendment by authorizing dispensaries to sell the drug to patients. Soon more sick Nevadans will be buying and using medical marijuana — fully within the law.

Las Vegas’ proposed medical marijuana regulations criticized

The Las Vegas business licensing department, led by manager Karen Duddlesten, came under fire for the second time in as many weeks on Tuesday for drafting what many called “hypocritical” regulations in what will eventually be a proposed medical marijuana ordinance in May.

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