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Thu
25
Nov

Weed lounges are coming to a city near you

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Las Vegas hopes to become a pioneer in creating public consumption spaces.

Planet 13’s cannabis “superstore” on the Strip has 30,000 square feet of retail space alongside a cafe, a bar and a marijuana processing center, all behind a glass wall where customers can see the various contraptions used for making cannabis products.

But there’s one thing missing: a place to smoke weed.

Wed
03
Nov

High hopes for UNR cannabis education program

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RENO, Nev. (News 4 & FOX 11) — Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno has high hopes for its new cannabis education program.

The fully online courses will be offered as four separate certificates to help students land jobs in the budding marijuana industry.

"I think the one thing we've seen with COVID is that people have been displaced from jobs. People have realized they might want a completely new career," said Jozi Herzik, interim vice provost with UNR Extended Studies. "This is an opportunity. And they're also really well paying jobs."

According to the program's website, skilled labor salaries in the cannabis industry are 11% higher than the average median salary in the US.

Wed
27
Oct

Add Nevada To The List Of States That Have Eclipsed The $1B Mark In Legal Cannabis Sales

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You can add Nevada to the list of states that have surpassed more than $1 billion of medical and recreational cannabis sales over a one-year period (according to state officials) and we consider this to be a milestone for the US market. (as originally appeared on technical420.com)

Fri
22
Oct

Marijuana dispensary suing South Lake Tahoe after business license revoked

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A marijuana dispensary is suing the city of South Lake Tahoe, California, after the city council revoked its cannabis and businesses licenses for failing to open on time — a delay the business blames on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Perfect Union SLT was awarded one of two microbusiness cannabis licenses in November 2019 as part of an agreement that gave it a year to open the business.

The cannabis business says in the lawsuit that the pandemic created the situation that prevented it from meeting the deadline, the Tahoe Daily Tribune reported.

Thu
14
Oct

Las Vegas cannabis industry reflects on a record year of financial growth

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Cannabis is booming. New numbers from Nevada’s Cannabis Compliance Board and Department of Taxation show the marijuana industry had more than $1 billion in taxable sales in the last year.

What these figures really show is that it is a product everyone is becoming more and more comfortable with.

And these gains are for the history books.

“It existed in the shadows for so long—you’d probably have to talk to someone from the 20s and 30s when alcohol was finally legalized,” said David Goldwater, a managing partner at Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary.

Thu
14
Oct

Marijuana, cannabis products generate $1B in taxable sales, bring $159M to Nevada schools

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 Marijuana and cannabis products generated more than a billion dollars in taxable sales in Nevada from July 1, 2020, to June 30 of this year, according to state agencies. The state collects 10% of taxable retail sales of cannabis products and 15% of wholesale cannabis sales.

That produced a combined $159 million for the Distributive School Account (DSA), according to a report from the Nevada Department of Taxation and the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board.

Taxable sales grew by 46% over the previous fiscal year.

Clark County produced $791 million in taxable sales, contributing to a total state figure of $1,003,467,665.

Fri
08
Oct

San Miguel County marijuana grower to invest $2M

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A San Miguel County hemp researcher plans to invest $2 million to legally grow marijuana on his 13-acre farm.

John Sedillo also anticipates hiring 30 to 40 employees, starting at $18 and $20 an hour.

“They don’t need to have prior cannabis (growing) experience,” Sedillo said. “We like the ability (to teach them). We are already interviewing individuals.”

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham earlier this year signed the Cannabis Regulation Act, legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana starting on April 1. According to a published report, on Sept. 1 nearly 400 companies started the process of applying for licenses, which must be issued by Jan. 1. 

Wed
06
Oct

Cannabis lounges coming to Nevada

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 A flurry of laws passed by the Nevada Legislature earlier this year took effect on Friday – ushering in reforms that Democratic lawmakers who have majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly have long campaigned to implement.

Five years after the the state’s voters approved legalizing recreational cannabis in Nevada, business owners can now apply for licenses to establish on-site consumption lounges, where adults can smoke, dab or eat THC-laced edibles that they buy.

Mon
04
Oct

8 Things We Learned at Cannabis Conference 2021

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Cannabis Conference 2021, the industry’s leading event for plant-touching businesses, was host to nearly 3,000 cannabis professionals in August, who came together for the first time in two years to share the latest technologies and solutions, business strategies and more at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

On the 85,000-square-foot trade show floor, 175 exhibitors showcased their products and services, while nearly 90 speakers shared their expertise during Cannabis Conference’s 40-plus session educational program. Sessions were jam-packed with business, cultivation, extraction and dispensary insights. After a monumental year in cannabis—there was much to discuss and break down.

Thu
30
Sep

An Illicit Cannabis Farm So Huge, It Was Visible From Space

Okay, we know that NASA's international space station and other such spacecraft can pick up a heck of a lot of what's happening here on the third planet from the sun, but an indoor cannabis farm? 

Last week, authorities in Nevada, along with an impressive backup of national law enforcers, raided what they called the largest illegal marijuana grow in Douglas County history, and perhaps one of the largest ever to be discovered in the state, which legalized adult-use cannabis in 2017.

With 80 workers, the cannabis farm was also the largest employer in the area, rivaling several smaller firms in Douglas County, which is located some 20 miles south of Nevada’s state capital Carson City and borders Lake Tahoe.

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