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March adult-use marijuana sales top $41 million, largest month since legal sales began

March set a new record for adult-use marijuana sales, with sales coming in just above $41 million for the month, helping to push total marijuana tax revenues to $48.97 million through the first nine months of the fiscal year, according to the Nevada Department of Taxation.

Statement from Bill Anderson, Executive Director, Nevada Department of Taxation:

March set a new record for adult-use marijuana sales, with sales coming in just above $41 million for the month, helping to push total marijuana tax revenues to $48.97 million through the first nine months of the fiscal year. With three months still in the fiscal year, Nevada has already brought in about 97 percent of the combined marijuana tax revenue that was projected for the entire year.


Gaming regulators create opening between marijuana, casinos

Can a gaming licensee lease a building from a businessman who also rents to someone in the marijuana business?

Yes, the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously determined Thursday.

In what was the first case in which regulators had to make a determination of whether a gaming licensee was too closely aligned with the marijuana business since industry policy makers clarified the issue earlier this year, commissioners voted unanimously to support a license for Apollo Coin Corp. for The Lodge at St. Rose. Licensee Stuart Apollo had told the state Gaming Control Board and the commission that he wanted to develop an upscale tavern with a restricted license in Henderson. Apollo had planned for 15 slot machines in the tavern.


Caesars entertainment will stop testing most employees for cannabis

Vegas continues to ban marijuana use from its casinos, but Caesars employees can now enjoy legal weed on their own time.

Now that marijuana is legal for medical or recreational use in a majority of U.S. states, some employers are catching up with the times and putting an end to requirements that new hires must refrain from using pot.

Cannabis use is now fully legal for adults in nine states — including Nevada — and companies are finding it difficult to source employees who choose to abstain from this newly-legal drug.


Nevada: Inside the world’s first marijuana farmers market

This is no ordinary farmers market.

For one, you enter it not through a parking lot or city street, but through a concrete tunnel with a low ceiling, designed to simulate the underground chambers through which smugglers bring contraband marijuana from northern Mexico to southern California.

And when you finally emerge, you won’t find heirloom tomatoes, but marijuana.

Welcome to Acres Cannabis, the dispensary that is augmented with a 3,000-square-foot pot-farmers market located in Las Vegas, where weed was recently legalized. The market is said to be the first lawful and permanent one of its kind launched for sales of recreational ganja (a farmers market for medical marijuana, in Seattle, dates back to 2010).


Nevada rules casinos must eject players too stoned to gamble

Although recreational marijuana is fully legal in Nevada, the Gaming Commission is taking a strict stance on its cannabis policies.

Tourists overindulging in some of Nevada's newly legal recreational reefer may find themselves getting kicked out of local casinos, thanks to new regulations passed by the state's gambling board.

Last week, the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved an amendment that will require casinos to prevent customers who are visibly impaired by cannabis or other drugs from continuing to play, as reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.


A museum of cannabis is opening in Las Vegas this summer

Las Vegas will be getting a new marijuana-themed attraction this summer with the opening of Cannabition, a cannabis museum, writes Calvin Hughes.

"Cannabition is an immersive cannabis museum celebrating the cannabis lifestyle through a series of non-consumption, multi-sensory art installations telling the story of the plant from seed to harvest," says the museum's website.


Nevada: Medical cannabis payment solutions to offer bank accounts for state licensed medical marijuana establishments

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTC:REFG), a leader in technological solutions for the medical cannabis industry, announced today the company will begin offering bank accounts to qualified and licensed medical marijuana establishments.

“State licensed medical marijuana establishments should not be sidelined out of the basic banking services they need because of flaws and limitations to our federal medical marijuana policy,” said Jeremy Roberts, CEO of Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions.  “With the federal guidance for banking marijuana proceeds, President Donald Trump’s assurances of our federal policy and the renewal of Rohrabacher-Farr, we will be able to provide not only payment processing but banking services as well.”


A tour of America's biggest legal weed factory

The $15 million facility will have 25,000 plants producing 10,000 pounds of marijuana a year.

Adam Bierman, the bullishly confident 36-year-old CEO of MedMen—the first American cannabis company to be valued at a billion dollars—thinks Donald Trump is very good for business.


Nevada pros share tips on marijuana edibles consumption

Open a pack of convenience store gummy candies and it's hard not to grab a handful at a time to satisfy your craving.

But doing the same for a tube of marijuana gummy candies purchased at one of Las Vegas' legal pot dispensaries could leave users on the floor.

Marijuana edibles have quickly become a hot seller in the first seven months of legalized pot in Nevada, with as much as 45 percent of all weed sales being edibles, according to figures from several dispensary owners.

The extreme potencies, however, have forced dispensaries and lawmakers to be proactive in educating many first-time Nevada users on how ingest pot properly.


Nevada farmers, seeing high demand for hemp, watch Congress's next move

On a Sunday afternoon in Goldfield, NV, a “Wanted” sign whipped around in the wind. It was hung from the side of an Old West storefront.

The town of Goldfield (population 286 in the 2010 census) straddles the I-95, and it’s one of few stops along the 400-mile stretch connecting Las Vegas with Reno.

Most of the town’s businesses — its gift shops, its chamber of commerce, even a radio station that calls itself the “Voice of the Old West” — are set in Spaghetti Western storefronts, where one might think a Wanted notice would signal a sheriff’s attempt to catch a fugitive. But the county sheriff did not post the sign hanging in Goldfield in March. It was posted by a farmer named Jim McCoy. After “Wanted,” the next line read: “Nevadans to grow hemp.”


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