Nevada Medical Marijuana News
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.
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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May 30th, 2014RENO, 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.
May 28th, 2014SPARKS, 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.
May 23rd, 2014LAS 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.
May 22nd, 2014LAS 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.
May 21st, 2014Medical 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.
May 19th, 2014Julie 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
May 18th, 2014There'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.
May 17th, 2014CARSON 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.
May 17th, 2014Nevada 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.