Nevada Medical Marijuana News

Nevada: "The Great Pot Debate" Turns To One-Sided Conversation

NBC 4 News

March 5th, 2015
A 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.

Nevada: Medical Pot Licenses Center Of Washoe County Lawsuit


January 14th, 2015
A 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.

Nevada: The Number Of Medical Marijuana Patients In Nevada Is Growing Rapidly

The Weed Blog

January 11th, 2015
Nevada 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.

Nevada: State Lawmaker Pitches Idea To Settle Dispute Over Medical Marijuana Permits

Las Vegas Review-Journal

January 6th, 2015
The 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 ...

Nevada: Vegas Council Whittles Medical Pot Hopefuls To 26


October 31st, 2014
LAS 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.

Nevada: Vegas OKs 26 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Las Vegas Review-Journal

October 30th, 2014
Las 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.

Nevada: Medical Reciprocity In Nevada Creates Valuable Cannabis Market

I Read Culture Magazine

October 7th, 2014
Nevada’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.

Nevada: UNLV's Next Big Recruit Could Be Pot Researcher

San Francisco Chronicle

October 3rd, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV's most impactful recruit this year might be nowhere near the basketball court.

Nevada: Marijuana Investor Plans Hedge Fund To Invest In Reverse Mergers

The Deal

August 22nd, 2014
Leslie 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.

Nevada: Washoe County Asks For More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

KTVN 2 News

August 13th, 2014
Washoe 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.

Nevada: Rural Nevadans Opted Out Of Medical Pot

Las Vegas Review-Journal

July 14th, 2014
CARSON 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.

Nevada: Gaming Board Makes It Clear - Pot Or Gambling, Not Both

NBC 3 News

July 11th, 2014
A 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.

Nevada: Nevada Gambling Board Has First Medical Pot Case

San Francisco Chronicle

July 10th, 2014
LAS 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.

Nevada: Henderson City Council Considers Medical Marijuana Codes

Las Vegas Review-Journal

June 17th, 2014
Henderson 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.

Nevada: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

June 11th, 2014
Congressional 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:

Nevada: 18 Clark County Pot Dispensary Licenses Approved

San Francisco Chronicle

June 9th, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County commissioners have approved licenses for all 18 medical marijuana dispensaries available in its jurisdiction.

Nevada: Elko County Commissioners Ban Pot Dispensaries

The Modesto Bee

June 7th, 2014
ELKO, 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."

Nevada: Medical Pot Sales By Gaming Licensees? Nevada Commission Just Says No

Casino City Times

June 5th, 2014
Here’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.

Nevada: Las Vegas Council Agrees To Initial Medical Marijuana Rules

Las Vegas Sun

June 4th, 2014
The 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:

Nevada: Cannabis News Roundup - 05.30.14


May 30th, 2014
House of Representatives votes to block funds for dispensary raids… Statewide regulation bills meet opposite fates in California… Legalization news from Minnesota, Nevada, Kentucky… Former premier of Canadian province joins cannabis firm… Do you know the “Weed Fairy”?... and more.