Nevada Medical Marijuana News

Nevada: Washoe County Approves Medical Pot Zoning Rules

San Francisco Chronicle

April 9th, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County on Tuesday night approved rules governing where medical marijuana facilities can set up within unincorporated areas, a first step toward implementing the fledgling industry.

Nevada: Medical Marijuana Regulations Finalized

Times Union

March 28th, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Regulations governing the growing, processing and selling of medical marijuana in Nevada are a done deal. The Legislative Commission approved the rules Friday without discussion.

Nevada: Clark County Is Requiring Medical Marijuana To Be Grown Locally — Is That Too Restrictive?

Las Vegas Weekly

March 26th, 2014
Five out of five stars. That’s the user rating for Red Congo on, a website dedicated to “medical cannabis ratings and reviews.” The sativa strain is listed on the menu of Bay Area dispensary the Apothecarium, where it sells for $55 for an eighth of an ounce and is described as treating muscle and joint pain and depression—“excellent for medicating when one still needs to be task-oriented, highly functional and busy, busy, busy.”

Nevada: Administrator OKs Medical Pot Regulations

Times Union

March 14th, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Regulations detailing how medical marijuana will be managed and made available in Nevada were approved Friday by the state public health administrator, marking another milestone for patients holding medical marijuana cards.

Nevada: Elko City Council Balks On Medical Pot Sale Ban

Times Union

March 13th, 2014
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Elko City Council is putting off a decision on whether to establish rules governing medical marijuana dispensaries.

Nevada: Vegas Eyes Another 6-Month Ban On Pot Dispensaries

The Times Union

March 6th, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas City Council is considering extending a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries that is set to expire later this month.

Nevada: Proposed Medical Pot Rules Introduced In Clark Co.

The Modesto Bee

March 5th, 2014
LAS VEGAs — Clark County commissioners have taken a first look at regulations that could allow for medical marijuana dispensaries in its unincorporated areas.

Nevada: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

February 26th, 2014
The Epilepsy Foundation comes out in support of medical marijuana, the feds delay a PTSD study, CBD bills are popping up, and a battle over local dispensary bans looms in Oregon, and more. Let's get to it:

Nevada: Boulder City Bans Medical-Marijuana Dispensaries

Times Union

February 26th, 2014
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Boulder City councilmembers voted unanimously Tuesday to ban medical-marijuana dispensaries within city limits, saying they don't think the businesses are a good fit for the small town.

Nevada: Reno Mayor Switches Positions On Medical Marijuana

Times Union

February 15th, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno Mayor Bob Cashell has changed his stance on the medical marijuana issue, saying he now will push for licensing of dispensaries in the city.

Nevada: Federal Medical Marijuana Prisoners And Cases

California NORML

February 12th, 2014
Patricia Albright and her son Trevor of Nevada City, CA are facing 7 1/2 years and 5 1/2 years on federal charges for growing 89 plants for 10 patients. Albright is looking for donations to help hire an attorney. Send ASAP to: Patricia Albright 5758 Sutton Way #308 Grass Valley, CA 95945. Read more.

Nevada: NV Senator Questions Medical Marijuana Law

Times Union

January 27th, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state Sen. Greg Brower said Monday he has reservations about a state law setting up a distribution process for medical marijuana and suggested it could be repealed.

Nevada: Marijuana Investors Weigh Pot Pitches At Las Vegas Conference

Business Week

January 24th, 2014
Daniel Yazbeck stepped to the podium before about 140 investors in a Las Vegas conference room with 15 minutes to persuade them to bankroll a handheld testing device that helps pot users evaluate marijuana.

Nevada: NV To Miss Medical Marijuana Deadline

Times Union

December 29th, 2013
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State officials say they will miss the Nevada Legislature's April 1 deadline to begin accepting applications from medical marijuana providers and growers.

Nevada: Henderson Advances Union Village Project; Delays Medical Marijuana Licensing

Las Vegas Review-Journal

December 18th, 2013
The Henderson City Council, sitting as the Redevelopment Agency, unanimously approved owner participation agreements Tuesday with Valley Health System LLC and the developer of Union Village.

Nevada: Medical Marijuana Going To Pot?

Las Vegas Review-Journal

November 24th, 2013
It took medical marijuana advocates more than 12 years to persuade the Nevada Legislature to enable the lawful sale of the drug through dispensaries. It might take as long for Southern Nevada governments to allow those dispensaries to actually open their doors.

Nevada: Reno To Hold Off On Medical Pot Shops - For Now

Reno Gazette-Journal

November 19th, 2013
Under a new state law, medical marijuana dispensaries should be coming soon to a corner near you. But local governments are saying not so fast. At its meeting Wednesday, the Reno City Council is expected to adopt an ordinance that will temporarily bar the city from accepting license applications from medical marijuana dispensaries seeking to do business under the law passed by the 2013 Legislature.

Nevada: "Dr. Reefer" Released From Prison, Quits Pot Business

8 News Now

October 2nd, 2013

LAS VEGAS -- The man who is the self proclaimed doctor of marijuana is speaking for the first time since being released from federal prison. Pierre Werner, better known as "Doctor Reefer" said he's retiring from the business.

Werner is now a free man after serving just 18 of his 41 month sentence. He completed a drug program and was given three years supervised release.

Nevada: Cannabis News Roundup - September 27, 2013

KALW News San Francisco

September 27th, 2013
Record numbers of Californians just say yes… Washington’s joint estimate is 123… Survey results and survey requests… Wrapping paper doesn’t fool TSA… and more.

Nevada: Politicos Torpedo Patients

Reno News and Review

September 26th, 2013
A few weeks ago, a California lobbyist involved in medical dispensaries in that state met with News & Review executives in Reno. He had been monitoring the new law enacted by the 2013 Nevada Legislature to implement a voter-approved medical marijuana measure intended to return marijuana to medical use for the first time in the state since the late 1930s.