Nevada

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Mon
04
May

Riding the Tourism High of Legal Marijuana

The state of Colorado legalized recreational marijuana a year and a half ago. And those in the industry there say it is already showing dividends in terms of tourism.

"Business Insider just named Colorado the fastest growing economy in the country. They say we are number one out of 50 states!" says Michael Elliott with the Marijuana Industries Group in Denver. His groups is kind of like the Chamber of Commerce for marijuana-related industries there. "We see this all helping fill up hotels and cut unemployment. Our unemployment right now is at 4%."

Ashley Kilroy with the Marijuana Policy for the City of Denver would agree that tourism is up...but says you can't attribute it all to pot.

Sun
03
May

Mayweather Pacquiao After Party Sponsored by Weedmaps

LAS VEGAS, Nev., May 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas on May 2 has the entire world riveted. Whoever emerges victorious everyone will win at the Mega Fight After Party with Nicki Minaj and Funkmaster Flex. Now Weedmaps has joined FilmOn TVMoet USAMYX Fusions and Red Bull to sponsor the party of the year.

Wed
29
Apr

Hemp, Inc.''s Decortication Plant Update

LAS VEGAS, April 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hemp, Inc. (OTC:HEMP), processor, manufacturer and marketer, in the industrial hemp industry, is pleased to update its shareholders on the progress of its decortication facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina. Thus far, Hemp, Inc.

Mon
27
Apr

Nevada lawmakers take Colorado marijuana tour

DENVER — With smiles, selfies and a few nervous chuckles, a group of Nevada legislators and policymakers got a first-hand look at Colorado's fast-growing legal marijuana industry this weekend, coming face-to-face with thousands of green growing plants.

The small group is part of Nevada's efforts to understand what legalization could mean. The Silver State has permitted medical marijuana, and now there's talk voters might be asked to legalize recreational pot next year.

The group met its Colorado counterparts, and toured several marijuana stores, including the high-tech, 40,000-square-foot Medicine Man in Denver, one of the state's largest.

Fri
24
Apr

AVT's Canna Energy Drink Dispenser is Highlight of Show

AVT Presents an Exciting New Product Line at the NAMA One Show

CORONA, Calif., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com), a leader in the design and development of custom vending machines, kiosks and automated retailing units, presented their new product line today at the NAMA One Show in Las Vegas. The One Show is the industry's leading trade event, and presents the latest and greatest in vending and automated retailing innovation.

Wed
22
Apr

Behind the scenes of a Las Vegas marijuana testing lab

The space is no bigger than a good-sized office break room. On beige counters along the walls and on an island in the center sit off-white rectangular boxes that could be copiers or printers.

But the several hundred thousand dollars of highly sensitive scientific equipment in this room — and others like it — will be key to ensuring medical marijuana sold in Nevada is safe.

A private, state-licensed laboratory like DigiPath must test each batch of marijuana before it is sold to the public — or sold to producers who make edible products. The labs also will have to test each batch of marijuana-infused “edibles,” such as lollipops or cookies, before they are sold.

The state approved 17 labs in Nevada, 15 in Clark County and two in Sparks.

Tue
21
Apr

How five women bet it all to sell medical marijuana in Las Vegas

Understand that Las Vegas is not the town it claims to be.

If you’re an adult in Las Vegas, you can do almost anything. On the strip, you can smoke, drink, and gamble. Drive an hour in one direction, and you can fire heavy weapons, legally. Drive an hour in another direction, and you can pay for sex, legally. But if what helps you relax is a prescribed dose of medicinal marijuana, you’re out of luck.

Tue
21
Apr

Nevada Senate Passes Limited Industrial Marijuana Farming Bill

Nevada senators have approved a measure allowing for colleges or the state agriculture department to grow industrial hemp.

Lawmakers voted unanimously on Monday to approve Senate Bill 305. The bill now moves to the Assembly.

Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is sponsoring the measure, which would allow governmental bodies to cultivate industrial hemp for agricultural or research purposes. 

The bill was amended to remove language allowing private growers to cultivate hemp. The state agriculture department cautioned in a fiscal note that Nevada's climate isn't ideal for growing hemp and that the original bill could run into federal regulatory hurdles.

Tue
21
Apr

How five women bet it all to sell medical marijuana in Las Vegas

Understand that Las Vegas is not the town it claims to be.

If you’re an adult in Las Vegas, you can do almost anything. On the strip, you can smoke, drink, and gamble. Drive an hour in one direction, and you can fire heavy weapons, legally. Drive an hour in another direction, and you can pay for sex, legally. But if what helps you relax is a prescribed dose of medicinal marijuana, you’re out of luck.

Fri
17
Apr

Dead MMJ Bill in Nevada Holds Lesson for Industry

A bill in Nevada aimed at adjusting the state’s medical marijuana program has died a quite death in the legislature. The bill had been held up in committee and the time limit expired before the Committee on Health and Human Services could give it a hearing.

If passed, the bill would have made it possible to transfer marijuana business licenses, make the licensing process more transparent, and make it easier for marijuana businesses to change locations. Although reasonable in scope, the bill never gained traction in the legislature, leaving outside observers to ask why.

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