Nevada

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Fri
19
Jun

Will Colorado marijuana ruling affect Nevada?

Dish Network has a strict zero-tolerance drug policy. Brandon Coats is a quadriplegic who uses legal medical marijuana. The company fired the Colorado man in 2010 when it found he was using medical marijuana in his off hours.

Sounded callous, but was it legal?

Short answer: Yes, in Colorado. Maybe in Nevada.

“Mr. Coats could not have had a more sympathetic set of facts,” said Steve Suflas, an attorney with the national law firm of Ballard Spahr, who is based in Colorado. “This was a guy with a very, very sad state of affairs and an employer with a strict anti-drug policy.”

Sun
14
Jun

Olfactory expert testifies in marijuana case

An expert witness for the defense in a marijuana case testified in court Tuesday that it was impossible for a sheriff’s deputy to have smelled marijuana from duffel bags containing 80 pounds of processed pot in shrink-wrapped packages.

The defendant, Garth Alexander Gryte, has been charged with transportation of marijuana and possession for sale in connection with an Oct. 29, 2013, arrest, after the deputy stopped to help Gryte as he fixed a flat tire.

Lt. Alicia Burget testified in Nevada County Superior Court that she was driving on Highway 49 when she noticed Gryte out of his vehicle near Cement Hill Road; she said he was coming out of a ditch.

Sat
13
Jun

Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom to Visit Las Vegas Cannabis Job Fair On Sunday, June 14 1 ...

The Cannabis Job Fair is free to the public and opens its doors at 12:00 Noon. Sponsored by local cannabis company Green Therapeutics, the Job Fair will feature cannabis industry movers and shakers as well as local companies at booths to talk with job seekers.

Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 12, 2015

Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom will visit Oaksterdam University’s Las Vegas Cannabis Job Fair this Sunday, June 14 at 1:00 pm. Sponsored by Nevada-based cannabis company Green Therapeutics, the Job Fair doors open at 12:00 Noon. The Job Fair ends at 6:00 pm.

Mon
01
Jun

Jury Sends Message to Cops, Go Find Real Criminals, Acquits Man on Felony Pot Charges

Clark County, NV — In an emotional courtroom display Friday, Steven Ficano, 65, embraced his attorney and his wife after the jury read their verdict of “not guilty.”

In 2012, Ficano’s house was raided by heroes protecting the citizens of Nevada from the horrors of marijuana plants. For the next three years, Ficano anxiously lived his life thinking that he could live out the rest of his golden years in a cage for the “crime” of treating his pain with a plant.

However, the three years that passed since his arrest were undoubtedly a benefit for Ficano in this case. The leaps and bounds that have taken place in regards to America’s acceptance of marijuana legalization had a lot to do with the jury’s verdict.

Fri
29
May

Jury acquits medical marijuana patient of felony charges

A 65-year-old Las Vegas man who grew medical pot in his backyard was acquitted of two felony marijuana charges Friday.

With tears in their eyes, Steven Ficano and his wife hugged each of the eight women and four men on the Clark County jury that found him not guilty as they left courtroom.

The jurors only took about an hour to acquit Ficano on Oct. 2012 charges of possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell.

Thu
28
May

Ground broken on massive Las Vegas marijuana farm

A groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of the Nevada Pure marijuana facility on Wednesday, May 27.

Clark County's medical marijuana dispensaries are nearly ready to open for business. The only thing they're missing is marijuana.

On Wednesday, ground was broken on Nevada Pure, a marijuana farm to be located in east Las Vegas. When complete, it will be larger than a football field and be capable of growing about 18,000 plants at a time.

Nevada Pure co-owner Kathy Gillespie said that currently most marijuana growers in Nevada are licensed at-home patients or caregivers. There simply isn't enough marijuana for dispensaries to sell. Nevada Pure will clone plants donated by growers.

Thu
28
May

Hemp, Inc.’s Decortication Line Now Being Reassembled

LAS VEGAS, May 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hemp, Inc. (OTC:HEMP) is pleased to announce that after months of preparing, its decortication machinery is now being reassembled for operation. According to executives, Temafa’s German engineer, Mr. Reiner Busch, arrived at Hemp, Inc.’s decortication plant in Spring Hope, North Carolina yesterday morning.

Fri
22
May

Serious Concern for Nevada Cannabis Cultivators

Nevada’s medical marijuana law prevents the outdoor growth of marijuana due to security concerns.  The law – which mandates that cannabis plants must not be visible to the general public for security reasons – is also creating an extra headache and increasing the bottom line for the state’s growers.  The ever-present desert sun is now an option off the table.

A single 100,000 square foot facility can require up to 5 megawatts of electricity to fuel its growing operations for a year – or enough electricity to power 1,000 homes.  That is also about 5% of the entire capacity of a state-based substation.  Even covering an entire warehouse roof with solar cells is not enough to offset the energy drain created by such facilities.

Fri
22
May

Half-Baked -- The Retail Promotion of Marijuana Edibles

A striking feature of the rollout of the state-legalized retail sales of marijuana has been the tremendous popularity of edible marijuana products. Marijuana brownies have long been a staple of cannabis coffee shops in the Netherlands, but the new products are quite different. They are skillfully produced and packaged to closely mimic popular candies and other sweets. These products can now be purchased legally in four states; retail stores are operating in Colorado and Washington State, and voters recently approved retail sales in Alaska and Oregon.

Mon
18
May

Nevada: New Performance-enhancing Drug Punishments Perfect, but Marijuana Rules Are Ridiculous

The sweeping changes instituted by the Nevada Athletic Commission during a Friday meeting will forever change the way users of performance-enhancing drugs are punished when caught.

It has been a long time coming. For years, the Nevada commission (and many others around the world) turned a deaf ear to the PED problem in combat sports. The punishments were barely a deterrent. Cheaters knew that they could cheat and, if caught, receive what amounted to less than a year on the sidelines.

That's no longer the case. On Friday (and in a very short period of time), the commission discussed and voted on new rules that will drop the proverbial hammer on offenders who use steroids, sedatives, marijuana and more.

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