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Nevada Senator: Secrecy in MMJ Licensing Process a ‘Disaster’

March 3, 2015

Nearly 40% of the 519 businesses that applied for medical cannabis business licenses in Nevada have chosen to remain anonymous, taking advantage of a stipulation in the state’s MMJ law that allows applicants to withhold their information from public view.

A state senator believes that’s a big problem, saying the anonymity option gave rise to questions regarding political favoritism in the licensing process.

“It’s been a disaster,” Sen. Richard ‘Tick’ Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.


Latest Patient Counts in Emerging Medical Marijuana Markets: Nevada, Illinois, Massachusetts

Medical marijuana dispensaries are slated to launch in several new states this year, accelerating the MMJ industry’s march across the country.

But it’s difficult to determine the potential size of these markets, as it will largely depend on how many patients register for medical cannabiscards.

So far, patient totals are relatively low in these states.

Just 200 people have signed up for cards in Delaware, where the first and only dispensary allowed is scheduled to open this spring. That represents a miniscule .02% of the population.


Medicinal Cannabis Can Be The Health Care Success Story of Our Lifetime

Hugh Hempel | TEDxUniversityofNevada



Initiative Petition to Legalize Marijuana in Nevada Makes Deadline

CARSON CITY,NV — An initiative petition that would make the adult use of marijuana legal in Nevada could come to fruition if signatures presented to election officials are valid. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Nevada have “unloaded much more than the 101,667 registered voter signatures needed to qualify the petition,” said Joe […]


Nevada: Marijuana Legalization Approved for 2016 Ballot

LAS VEGAS, NV – On Monday, Nevada’s Secretary of State Ross Miller approved an official petition to add marijuana legalization to the 2016 November ballot. The initiative, backed by the Washington, DC – based Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), who placed successful marijuana legalization measures on the ballots in Colorado (2012) and Alaska (2014), is modeled after […]


Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative Headed to the 2015 State Legislature

LAS VEGAS, NV — A petition aimed at allowing the adult use of marijuana in Nevada has met its signature requirements and will be submitted to the 2015 state legislature.  If the legislature does not pass the measure, it will be placed on the November 2016 ballot to be decided by voters. The initiative, backed […]


Medical marijuana a growing choice of PTSD victims

Time did not heal all of the wounds inflicted on Lance Cpl. David Counts during the Korean War.

“I shouldn’t be here, but I did make it back,” said the former Marine Corps truck driver.

“The things I’ve seen in my life, it’s not been good,” said Counts, who copes with post-traumatic stress disorder by smoking medical marijuana. “It stays with me every day.”

Veterans Affairs physicians prescribed 10 drugs, including those for anxiety and depression, for Counts. He recently started using medical marijuana after a VA nurse recommended it to him, even thought it’s an illegal drug under federal law, he said.

“I’m gonna try and get off some of these pills,” Counts said. “I wasn’t feeling right.”


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