Nevada

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Thu
19
Apr

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.

Fri
13
Apr

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.

Fri
06
Apr

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.”

Mon
02
Apr

Thanks to decriminalization, New Orleans police have almost entirely stopped arrests for marijuana

Spurred by cannabis reform in the city council, police in the Big Easy have made significant changes to their enforcement tactics.

Tourists and residents in the Crescent City can breathe (or rather smoke) a little easier these days, as newly released city statistics show that New Orleans police have taken the city’s cannabis decriminalization efforts seriously, and now make arrests in only 1% of minor cannabis incidents.

Mon
02
Apr

Nevada marijuana dispensaries say it's hard to find qualified, serious employees

Nevada marijuana dispensaries, which have sold recreational products for nearly a year now, are struggling to find and retain qualified, serious employees, according to a top marijuana lobbyist.

Will Adler, director of the Sierra Cannabis Coalition, said hundreds of people apply for open dispensary jobs, but many are unqualified, unable to pass a background check, or not fit to work in a heavily regulated industry.

"They feel like because it's marijuana based, they'll have a laid-back atmosphere, very loose and fun place to work when really we're actually the most regulated business in Nevada."

Thu
29
Mar

Nevada politician wants more marijuana tax money to go to education

While marijuana legalization in Nevada may have had some growing pains, things seem to be going pretty well.

And now one politician wants to start using those benefits, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom called on the state to use more of its marijuana tax revenue to fund education programs.

Mon
26
Mar

How much is too much with marijuana edibles? Nevada industry shares secrets to customer safety

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.

Fri
16
Mar

Nevada pot supply steady as wholesale rec prices remain high

Nevada's recreational marijuana supplies are plentiful but not overly abundant, keeping wholesale cannabis prices on the high side compared to other adult-use markets.

Business owners in the Silver State don't expect wholesale prices to remain steep for much longer, however.

Growers are continuing to build out their cultivation facilities and improve their growing methods, pumping additional supplies into the market.

"Supply is catching up," said Andrew Jolley, owner of The Source dispensary and retail shop in Las Vegas.

"Prices are dropping"

Tue
06
Mar

Nevada panel likely to keep barrier between gaming, marijuana

If state gaming regulators follow the lead of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s 12-member Gaming Policy Committee, the gaming industry and Nevada’s new marijuana distributors will never share a business relationship.

The only time their paths may cross will be when marijuana companies stage conferences at resort convention centers and exhibition halls to bring business people together to talk shop. But the companies will be prohibited from bringing products to those exhibitions.

No marijuana smoking lounges at resort properties; no landlord-tenant relationships for the sale, cultivation or distribution of marijuana; no financing deals benefiting either a gaming company or a pot provider.

Wed
28
Feb

Nevada: Recreational marijuana revenue on pace to exceed projections

Nevada's recreational marijuana industry is still in its infancy, but it is already making quite a splash in the tax pool. The Department of Taxation projected tax revenue from pot retail and wholesale would be about $50 million.  After six months of sales, the revenue is already more than $30 million, on pace to reach $60 million for the year.

"I'm not so surprised but I do think this shows that marijuana is fitting in quite well in Nevada and it's part of our economy, and it's generating a lot of tax revenue for the rest of the state," Will Adler, Director of the Sierra Cannabis Coalition said.

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