Arizona Medical Marijuana Patients Can Now Buy Cannabis Legally In Las Vegas And Reno

MedMen comes to downtown Las Vegas

ARIZONA:  Arizona’s medical-marijuana patients now can patronize newly opened dispensaries in Reno and Las Vegas and possess up to 2.5 ounces anywhere in Nevada. Arizona, like some of the other 23 states with medical-marijuana laws, allows people with valid medical cards from other states to legally possess marijuana in Arizona, but they can’t legally buy Read the full article…

Alcohol Wholesalers Pushing For Recreational Marijuana Initiative

If the 2016 ballot to legalize marijuana is approved, wholesale alcohol distributors would have the exclusive right to distribute marijuana for the first 18 months of the industry’s existence.

NEVADA:  Alcohol wholesalers play a crucial role in providing the Las Vegas economy with an important lubricant — and they have the political clout to match. Now, many of those same companies are angling for a piece of what could be Nevada’s next big vice — recreational marijuana. The 2016 ballot will feature a measure Read the full article…

Jury Acquits Medical Marijuana Patient Of Felony Charges

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

Prosecutors had argued that Ficano kept far more than he was legally allowed at his northwest valley residence and that he planned to sell the pot.

NEVADA: Steven Ficano wept as the clerk read the verdict: not guilty on both counts. He embraced his lawyers, who had tears in their eyes. A few members of the jury cried, too. For almost three years Ficano has faced two felony counts, one of which could have sent him to prison for up to Read the full article…

Cannabis Comes To Las Vegas: Answering Your Burning Questions About Medical Marijuana

Businesses that received state approval in November have been busy preparing buildings, sourcing crops and getting ready to open their doors when harvesting begins in a couple weeks.

NEVADA:  In the coming weeks, the first crops of cannabis will begin blooming in warehouses across the valley, the most tangible sign yet that medical marijuana is headed to Southern Nevada. Businesses that received state approval in November have been busy preparing buildings, sourcing crops and getting ready to open their doors. When they do, Read the full article…

Marijuana, Assisted Suicide Spark Lively Debate

Nearly 1,000 Clark County high school students debated issues affecting the community, including marijuana legalization, at the 58th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum in Las Vegas.

NEVADA:  Nearly 1,000 Clark County high school juniors and seniors recently attended the 58th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They gathered in groups and discussed a host of issues affecting the community, Nevada, the nation and the world. Each group selected a representative to write about the experience. Read the full article…

Freedom Leaf Magazine Gives Back To Las Vegas

A print publication for marijuana news is also giving back to the city of Las Vegas.

NEVADA:  Clifford Perry, CEO and Publisher of Freedom Leaf Magazine, was part of the Las Vegas Business Coalition group that delivered a $1,500 donation to the local Toys-For-Tots on December 17, 2014. Mayor Carolyn Goodman was on hand to accept the donation. She also got a copy of the free magazine and welcomed Freedom Leaf Read the full article…

Nevada Cracking Door To Marijuana Tourism

Starting early next year, tourists with a medical marijuana card from their home state can buy pot while visiting Las Vegas and other Nevada cities.

NEVADA:  Starting early next year, tourists with a medical marijuana card from their home state can buy pot while visiting Las Vegas and other Nevada cities. A handful of other states offer similar reciprocity, including Rhode Island and Maine, but Nevada is the first major tourist-destination state to honor other states’ systems, industry experts say. Read the full article…

It’s All Business At Marijuana Convention In Vegas

Marijuana is going mainstream and nowhere is that more evident than the world's largest marijuana convention being held in Las Vegas.

NEVADA:  There’s no tie-dye, no free samples and no stereotypical stoners: marijuana is going mainstream and nowhere is that more evident than what’s being billed as the world’s largest marijuana convention. The conference here has drawn close to 3,000 people, many of them middle-aged men in suits eagerly discussing the latest legalization efforts, trading tips Read the full article…

Southern Nevada Financial Industry Paranoid About Pot Business

The president and CEO of First Security Bank of Nevada has embraced medical marijuana as a new line of business.

NEVADA:  John Sullivan is the medical-marijuana banking king of Las Vegas, having signed dozens of planned dispensaries, grow-houses and other pot entrepreneurs as clients. That’s far more than other lenders in town. In fact, Sullivan appears to be the only one doing it. The president and CEO of First Security Bank of Nevada has embraced Read the full article…

Feds: Casinos Must Track Pot Business Owners, Workers At Game Tables

Casinos, by law, must ptrack marijuana business owners

COLORADO:  Colorado’s 40 casinos — and hundreds of others, including in the gaming mecca in Las Vegas — are bound by the same money-reporting rules that have made banks reluctant to let legal marijuana businesses open bank accounts, federal authorities now say. That means casinos can keep anyone associated with legal weed enterprises — from Read the full article…