Nevada

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Wed
31
Oct

World's largest cannabis mega-store to open in Las Vegas

Planet 13 Holdings Inc. (CSE: PLTH) ("Planet 13" or the "Company"), a leading vertically-integrated Nevada cannabis company announced today the official groundbreaking at its Planet 13 Superstore. Anticipated to be among the world's largest cannabis dispensaries, Planet 13 Superstore will offer visitors from around the globe a unique experience when the destination opens in November 2018. Planet 13 Superstore will be located at 2548 W. Desert Inn Rd., only a few steps away from the famed Las Vegas Strip.

Mon
15
Oct

Marijuana advocates want changes to Nevada employment, DUI laws

 

Marijuana advocates want to see Nevada laws changed to prevent employers from firing workers for smoking pot and to raise the amount of THC — the active ingredient in the plant — people can have in their systems to legally drive.

Proponents gathered last week at the new Cannabation Museum in downtown Las Vegas to discuss the intersection of pot and politics and to promote a website that allows voters to see where candidates stand on marijuana-related issues.

Tue
09
Oct

Entrepreneurs prepare Las Vegas locals for jobs in legal marijuana industry

Entrepreneurs in Las Vegas are working to expand Nevada's marijuana industry workforce.

The Las Vegas Sun reports Budtender Fight Club, for $25, teaches locals interested in joining Nevada's legal marijuana industry the tricks and trades of the business in the hopes of helping them land jobs in the field.

Jason Sturtsman, a cannabis consultant and former manager at Las Vegas ReLeaf Dispensary, started the four-hour seminars to educate people about the benefits of working in cannabis.

Sturtsman, a former psychologist in the Clark County School District and stakeholder in downtown Las Vegas nightclub Beauty Bar, continues the classes to combat what he calls a wide range of misinformation surrounding the plant.

Fri
21
Sep

Marijuana museum opens in Las Vegas to celebrate all things cannabis

A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas’ newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.

Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because of a Nevada ban on public consumption of marijuana, but visitors can learn about the drug as they snap photos. It’s a made-for-social-media museum where every exhibit has lights meant to ensure people take selfies worthy of the no-filter hashtag.

Fri
14
Sep

‘We charge way too much’: Why Nevada’s pot prices are expected to drop

Marijuana prices in Nevada could soon decrease to fall in line with those in more affordable marijuana legal states like Oregon and Colorado, a leader in Nevada’s marijuana industry said Thursday.

Speaking to a crowd of more than 100 at the Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association’s monthly luncheon, Acres Cannabis CEO John Mueller said price reductions could come as early as next year when up to 42 additional state dispensary licenses are issued for new pot stores to open across the state.

“We charge way too much money for this stuff,” Mueller said. “It’s going to come down.”

Tue
11
Sep

Two Roots Brewing Co’s THC-beer sales highlights future of infused-alcohol

With alcohol companies embracing cannabis, it’s becoming clear that the two substances don’t have to be outright competitors.

Canna-brews have yet to explode as a full-fledged drinking trend, but it’s well on its way. On August 21, Cannabiniers, a beer and brand management company, celebrated the first sale of Two Roots Brewing Co, a line of non-alcoholic cannabinoid-infused craft beers in Nevada.

Tue
04
Sep

Nevada: Marijuana industry prepares for release of new dispensary licenses

Dozens of new state licenses for recreational marijuana facilities will be issued during the next few months to a limited number of applicants, reshaping the landscape of Nevada’s marijuana industry.

Per the voter-approved Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Question 2 on the November 2016 ballot, only current state pot license holders—including cultivators and production facility owners—can obtain the additional 42 recreational dispensary licenses this fall.

Wed
29
Aug

Nevada collects $69.8M in marijuana tax, exceeding expectations

With June’s marijuana revenue figures now on the books, Nevada closed out the first full year of adult-use sales with marijuana tax collections totaling $69.8 million for the fiscal year—about 140 percent of what the state expected to bring in. 

The last four months of the fiscal year proved to be the most robust months for marijuana tax revenue, with each month’s totals topping $6.5 million. At the end of June, there were 64 medical marijuana dispensaries open in Nevada, with 61 of those licensed to also sell adult-use marijuana. For the fiscal year, these state-licensed dispensaries and retail stores saw total taxable sales—which includes adult-use marijuana, medical marijuana, and marijuana-related tangible goods— of $529.9 million.

Wed
22
Aug

Nevada’s pot industry struggling to overtake black market, advocate says

One year into the legalization of recreational marijuana in Nevada, more than half the state’s pot sales are still taking place on the illegal market, said the president of the state’s leading cannabis advocacy association.

Andrew Jolley, head of the Nevada Dispensary Association and owner of The+Source dispensaries, said high taxes and regulatory costs have dissuaded customers from buying marijuana at state-regulated dispensaries. Instead, as much as 60 percent of Nevadans are purchasing their pot from street dealers for a fraction of legal dispensary prices, he told a group of about 100 Tuesday at the Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association’s monthly luncheon.

Fri
17
Aug

Airport's marijuana amnesty boxes getting used, but hard to say how much

Officials at McCarran International Airport say “amnesty boxes” — designed so passengers can dump legal marijuana instead of carrying it illegally onto a plane — generally have some products in them when a contractor comes to empty them twice a week.

But airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said this week it’s impossible to offer a weight or quantify exactly how much has been collected in the six months since the boxes were installed because of the diversity of marijuana products that’s turned in — everything from cannabis-infused drinks to marijuana flower to vape pens. She also said passengers sometimes toss non-cannabis-related trash into the bins.

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