Nevada Medical Marijuana News

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: 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

KALW News

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.

Nevada: Nevada House Delegation United On Medical Pot

San Francisco Chronicle

May 30th, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) — All four of Nevada's U.S. House members voted in favor of an amendment the House has passed blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana.

Nevada: Sparks Clears Way For 2 Medical Pot Dispensaries

San Francisco Chronicle

May 28th, 2014
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The Sparks City Council has approved changes in zoning ordinances to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the city limits for the first time.

Nevada: Gambling Regulators Firm On Medical Pot Stance

The Modesto Bee

May 23rd, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Nevada gambling regulators are standing firm on their stance that casino operators shouldn't get involved in the state's medical marijuana industry. Members of the Nevada Gaming Commission voted 2-0 Thursday to affirm a notice sent earlier this month on the topic. It said licensees getting involved in medical marijuana business could reflect discredit on the state's gambling industry.

Nevada: Vegas Picks Zones For 12 Medical Marijuana Shops

San Francisco Chronicle

May 22nd, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is going to allow the 12 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city to locate on Las Vegas Boulevard and in an area east of downtown.

Nevada: City To Allow Dispensaries On LV Boulevard, Fremont Street

Las Vegas Sun

May 21st, 2014
Medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed on Fremont Street east of 8th Street, and on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas. Into the 12th hour of a marathon meeting, the City Council approved various zoning requirements for medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation facilities and production facilities.

Nevada: Medical Marijuana Comes To Reno

Reno Gazette-Journal

May 19th, 2014
Julie Hornsby has debilitating nerve damage and hopes to see dispensaries in the Reno area soon. This video looks at her life and at Blum, a dispensary in Oakland Calif., that is similar to what Reno's dispensaries could look like. Liz Margerum/RGJ

Nevada: There's Gold In That Green Marijuana

Reno Gazette-Journal

May 18th, 2014
There's a new gold rush in Nevada, all centered around a green plant. Sometime in the spring of 2015, Nevada's medical marijuana industry will be open for business. Doctors say medical marijuana will help patients with cancer, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and other ailments.

Nevada: Nevada Board Ponders Doctor Roles In Pot Business

San Francisco Chronicle

May 17th, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Fourteen years after Nevada made medicinal marijuana legal, the state is wrestling with a host of questions related to the emerging industry.

Nevada: What To Do About Employees Who Use Medical Pot?

Reno Gazette-Journal

May 17th, 2014
Nevada employers are facing a dilemma over how to treat employees who use medical marijuana — a drug that's still considered illegal under federal law and is not permitted by much of corporate America.