Nevada Medical Marijuana News
March 5th, 2015A debate about the recreational use of marijuana in Nevada turned one sided tonight after a lobbyist scheduled to speak in support of the issue failed to show up.
January 14th, 2015A legal battle is brewing over the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries in Washoe County. One of the license applicants has filed a lawsuit against the state that says the state ranking system undermines a part of the law intended to guard against monopolies.
January 11th, 2015Nevada has had a medical marijuana program for awhile now, but until recently, not that many patients enrolled in the program compared to other states. However, that is changing very fast now that medical marijuana dispensaries will be opening soon in Nevada. With safe access on the way, Nevada medical marijuana patient numbers are growing rapidly.
January 6th, 2015The standoff between the state and Clark County over who gets to license medical marijuana dispensaries may soon be resolved with help from Nevada lawmakers. Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, said he may push legislation giving cities and counties the option of a one-time increase in the number of dispensaries allowed in their jurisdictions. The additional dispensary operators would be selected from the pool of applicants who sought entry into the field in 2014, when Nevada started its ...
October 31st, 2014LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas City Council members have whittled a list of medical marijuana dispensary hopefuls from 50 to 26. That's still more than twice the number set aside for the city by Nevada regulators.
October 30th, 2014Las Vegas’ first round of pot permit hearings was a marathon, not a sprint. City Council members spent the better part of 16 hours mulling preliminary land use and licensing entitlements sought by 50 would-be medical marijuana business operators on Tuesday and Wednesday.
October 7th, 2014Nevada’s new medical market is a unique one for the U.S. The state will allow any legally registered medical patient from anywhere in the world to purchase cannabis from newly authorized dispensaries the state is in the process of vetting and setting up.
October 3rd, 2014LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV's most impactful recruit this year might be nowhere near the basketball court.
August 22nd, 2014Leslie Bocskor has big plans and they focus on people using pot. The Las Vegas resident is creating a hedge fund to invest in medical and recreational marijuana companies, as well as a consulting firm to assist state governments in setting up regulatory guidelines for medical cannabis.
August 13th, 2014Washoe County has asked the state of Nevada for more medical marijuana dispensaries to be allowed in the county, and city of Reno. At a meeting Tuesday, county commissioners directed staff to request an increase in the number of medical marijuana dispensary allocations.
July 14th, 2014CARSON CITY — Much of urban Nevada is quickly moving forward to license medical marijuana dispensaries, but patients in some rural areas might find it difficult to obtain the drug because local governments are opting out.
July 11th, 2014A few months ago the gaming control board made it clear they want a separation between the medical marijuana industry and the gaming industry. They told licensees they're either in gaming or in medical marijuana, but not both.
July 10th, 2014LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling regulators are making their first foray into the world of medical marijuana in a case involving a slot route operator with ties to one of the new medical pot dispensaries in Las Vegas.
June 17th, 2014Henderson City Council on Tuesday got its first look at the potential medical marijuana industry. Proposed changes to city code and zoning regulations to allow medical marijuana establishments were introduced, including location restrictions, fees, license classes and the application process. The changes are scheduled to come back to council for discussion and possible adoption July 1.
June 11th, 2014Congressional Democrats who voted wrong on medical marijuana catch some flak, California continues to struggle with regulating medical marijuana, while other states struggle to get bills passed. Let's get to it:
June 9th, 2014LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County commissioners have approved licenses for all 18 medical marijuana dispensaries available in its jurisdiction.
June 7th, 2014ELKO, Nev. — Elko County commissioners have passed an ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensaries from unincorporated areas of the county. Commissioners took the unanimous action Thursday after former Assemblyman John Carpenter told them he now believes marijuana is a dangerous "gateway drug."
June 5th, 2014Here’s the latest word for Nevada gaming licensees who want to plunge into the state’s new medical marijuana marketplace: The answer is still no.
June 4th, 2014The complexity of regulating medical marijuana tongue-tied Las Vegas lawmakers as they slogged through 27 pages of proposed rules today. When the City Council finished, this is what they did:
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