Nevada

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Tue
29
Oct

Number of illegal cultivation sites plummet in Nevada after marijuana legalization

The number of illegal cultivation sites for marijuana in Nevada have plunged since the drug was legalized in the state.

Twenty illegal cultivation sites were destroyed in 2018, compared to more than 150 sites in 2012, The Nevada Independent reported Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) numbers said. Nevada legalized recreational marijuana in 2017.

The American Addictions Centers analyzed DEA data, finding more illegal cultivation occurs in states where the drug is illegal, with Kentucky leading with 9,300 cultivated marijuana plants per 100,000 people.

Wed
23
Oct

Cannabis-infused coffee pods for Keurig machines now available

A company is now offering coffee and tea infused with cannabis.

Cannabiniers is offering Brewbudz, a flower-based edible in compostable, single-brew pods that are compatible with all K-Cup and K-Cup 2.0 style brewers, according to the company's website.

Fri
18
Oct

Nevada cracking down on marijuana businesses

Nevada officials have begun to crack down on marijuana businesses amid allegations of possible corruption and lax regulation in the state’s young but lucrative industry.

Tue
15
Oct

Nevada’s Governor Vows to tighten control over the State’s cannabis marketplace

Nevada’s governor expressed outrage Friday and vowed to tighten control of the state’s lucrative legal marijuana marketplace in response to reports that a foreign national contributed to two top state political candidates last year in a bid to skirt rules to open a legal cannabis store.

Mon
14
Oct

A Look at How Legalization is Going in Nevada

Voters in Nevada made their state one of the four to approve adult-use legalization in November 2016. The efforts there may not have gotten the media attention that California (because of its size) or Massachusetts and Maine (first victories for recreational legalization on the East Coast) did, but events in the state continue to show just how critical the vote was. With Nevada’s growing population, it means more people every year will have access to cannabis without needing a specific reason or special permission.

Wed
02
Oct

24/7 marijuana delivery hits Las Vegas

From casinos to grocery stores, most everything in Las Vegas is open 24 hours a day. Now, that same commitment to meeting consumer needs at any hour of the day is getting applied to cannabis. Residents in and around Las Vegas can now get weed delivered to their door 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tue
24
Sep

Las Vegas man launches cannabis app 'Can-ED' for job search and education

Imagine looking for a marijuana-related job and then getting ready for your interview on an app?

It's possible now! A Las Vegas man co-founded an app called Can-Ed to help you learn more about the multi-billion dollar industry and how to land the gig you want.

Jason Sturstman did not want to be too blunt but tells13 Action News not everyone can work in the green industry because working in a dispensary requires a lot of knowledge.

“Extremely difficult and competitive," Sturstman says.

That's why he co-created Can-Ed; it's an app first of its kind, he claims it will help you get educated with certified courses.

Wed
04
Sep

Cannabis industry contributions to State of Nevada break $100 million

Nevada’s cannabis industry has broken the $100 million dollar mark in taxes and fees for the first time. Dispensaries, cultivators, laboratories and producers have paid more than $109 million in taxes and fees in fiscal year 2019.

$99.18 million was paid in taxes compared to $74.7 million last year. How much of that went to education is not yet available from the state. However, changes to the law this year under the leadership of Governor Sisolak mandate that 100 percent of taxes will go to education in future years. For the next two years, the state is projecting more than $100 million per year in tax collections. Cannabis sales were also up from $529 million in fiscal year 2018 to approximately $639 million in fiscal year 2019, an increase of $110 million.

Tue
03
Sep

Advocates push workers’ right to cannabis use

If you use cannabis on your own time in a state where it is legal, should that be grounds for terminating your employment or rejecting your application for a job? Advocates are starting to say no, and demanding action to protest workers’ rights to use cannabis without the fear of the sack and unemployment.

Some states have already made progress in this direction. Yet California, which led the way toward opening legal space for cannabis with the Propositio 215 medical marijuana initiative in 1996, is not among them. Neither 215 nor the Prop 64 adult-use legalization initiative exactly 20 years later provided any such protections.

Mon
26
Aug

Nevada Judge freezes licensing process for new cannabis shops

A Nevada judge has frozen the permit process for some new state retail cannabis stores siding with companies that lost bids to open recreational pot shops.

Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued an injunction Friday afternoon halting several dozen new licenses where questions were raised about the owners compliance with the licensing requirements.

Losing bidders argued the process was so riddled with mistakes and bias that Gonzalez should void 61 licenses that were approved last December from among 462 applications.

Attorneys for Nevada and some companies that won retail dispensary licenses say the process wasn’t perfect, but tax officials are fairly enforcing a voter-approved initiative that legalized recreational pot sales to adults.

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