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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
At the height of the “Just Say No” campaign in the war on drugs, Sig Rogich was a senior adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
A pro-marijuana group filed a petition Wednesday to begin the process of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Nevada.
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.
Clark County has received 206 proposals to operate medical marijuana establishments from 109 companies jousting for a foothold in a new industry for Nevada.
If you don’t understand how the state’s new medical marijuana law will affect employers and employees, don’t feel bad — labor lawyers say they’re not sure how the rules will work, either.
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.
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.
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.