Nevada

Trapped in a regulatory backlog, Nevada marijuana workers can't get cards needed for the job – Reno Gazette Journal

CLOSE Laura Simes started getting nervous in July when her new agent card, which allows her to legally work in the cannabis industry, hadn’t arrived in the mail. It’d been a month since her old card expired.  She’d sent in the fees and all the needed information to the Cannabis Compliance Board, a relatively new state regulatory agency that oversees the recreational marijuana industry. Now it’s November and she still doesn’t have her card. “I think my boss is having the same issue, and he has other friends in the industry that are having the same problem,” said Simes, who works in a cultivation facility in the Las […]

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Nevada: The Candidates to Watch this Election

With the whirlwind of chaos that 2020 has been, a global pandemic in a tribally divided country with ever present social issues and prejudice that’s in a federal election year, many forget that states across the country are also holding their respective elections for positions in all branches of government. In fact, they’ll see that elections are happening across the nation on both the federal and state level that could have grave impacts on the status of many subjects, cannabis reform, criminal justice reform and reproductive rights among them.     In Nevada alone, District 3 Congresswoman Susie Lee is up for […]

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Nevada Dispensary Association Exec: ‘Cannabis Industry Is Hugely Important To Our Recovery’

News By Las Vegas Sun Posted on October 19, 2020 The association promotes a safe and regulated industry in Nevada As the new executive director of the Nevada Dispensary Association, Layke Martin will be tasked with overseeing governmental affairs and public outreach for the group that represents dispensaries throughout the state. The association promotes a safe and regulated industry in Nevada, where recreational marijuana use has been legal since July 2017. Martin comes from the UNLV Boyd School of Law, where she was the assistant dean for external relations and in charge of fundraising, communications and career development. She also […]

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A Snapshot of Nevada's Cannabis Retail Market: Q&A with the Nevada Dispensary Association – Cannabis Dispensary

For the past five years, the Nevada Dispensary Association (NDA) has represented the majority of cannabis dispensaries in the state through its work performing public outreach, assisting with government affairs issues, providing educational resources and generally encouraging a more cohesive industry. Now, as the state’s cannabis retailers face challenges stemming from constantly evolving regulations and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has appointed a new executive director, Layke Martin, who previously served as the former assistant dean for external relations at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) William S. Boyd School of Law. “We’re extremely fortunate and excited to […]

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Sisolak names former marijuana trade group leader, Reno doctor to Cannabis Compliance Board – The Nevada Independent

The former head of the most prominent marijuana trade association in Nevada is one of the final two members named to the board regulating the state’s legal marijuana industry. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced on Monday that he had appointed Riana Durrett, the recently departed executive director of the Nevada Dispensary Association, to the Cannabis Compliance Board. He also named Dr. Bryan Young, a Reno physician, to the five-person panel. “These final appointments to the CCB each bring their own unique expertise and insight to the table,” Sisolak said in a tweet. “I am confident their contributions to this board will […]

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Nevada’s Cannabis Licensing Program to Resume

Following a two-year legal fight where attorneys for dozens of marijuana businesses asked for a freeze in new dispensary licenses, a Nevada judge has ruled that the state’s marijuana licensing program can resume. The freeze in licensing was called for after marijuana firms lost bids for dispensaries in December 2018. Large cannabis retailers such as Planet 13 and The Dispensary filed a lawsuit claiming that state tax officials improperly screened the 462 applications for 61 licenses.  The decision to resume licensing was issued Thursday, and will mean that some of the rejected 2018 applications will be reviewed again by state […]

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LAS VEGAS – The Clarke County Board of County Commissioners in Las Vegas, Nevada, approved a zoning o – mg Magazine

LAS VEGAS – The Clarke County Board of County Commissioners in Las Vegas, Nevada, approved a zoning ordinance that will allow dispensaries to operate drive-thru windows for cannabis sales. Though the plan was underway prior to the onset of social distancing brought about by COVID-19, its implementation was expedited due to the pandemic. “It’s good in the short term because of the pandemic,” said County Commissioner Tick Segerblom. “It avoids people having to get out of the car and go inside—no personal touching—so both the employees and the customer are really protected. But ultimately, I think it just makes it […]

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Judge Rules Nevada Can Proceed with Cannabis Licensing Process

Despite a global pandemic keeping consumers at home and hurting stock prices already tamped down by the economic strain, North American cannabis companies had an overall solid Q2. Yet big questions remain about corporate cannabis performance for the balance of 2020, with physical retail sales likely to be impacted until 2021—possibly beyond.    Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary spoke with leadership at three of the industry’s largest companies for a snapshot of this quarter’s results and the industry’s position as a whole moving into the second half of an unprecedented year. Green Thumb Industries (GTI) Chicago, Ill. Q2 Revenue: $119.6 […]

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Legal cannabis grudgingly comes to Elko County, Nevada – The Sierra Nevada Ally

A cannabis flower – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally Nevada voters approved the state’s medical marijuana program in 2000, though the system of cultivation operations, processing facilities, and retail dispensaries did not become operational until 2015. In 2016, Nevada voters legalized cannabis for recreational possession and use. Since January 1, 2017, anyone 21 years of age or older can legally purchase cannabis from one of more than 70 dispensaries located across the state. Since 2017, in unincorporated parts of Elko County, there has been a ban on cannabis businesses, medical and adult use. Three of Elko County’s incorporated cities, Wells, Carlin […]

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How to Become a Budtender in Nevada

  Do you want to learn how to become a budtender in Nevada? Our in-depth blog post covers a budtender’s responsibilities, qualifications, and salary in the state of Nevada. Grow your cannabis knowledge by leaps and bounds with CTU’s online budtender certification. What are the Marijuana Laws in Nevada? If you want to get hired in the cannabis industry, staying on top of the latest state and local regulations is important. In Nevada, medical cannabis use was legalized in 1998 and again in 2000, but commercial operations weren’t approved until 2013. Recreational use laws went into effect at the start […]

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