Marijuana Business Conference Begins Today in Las Vegas

Las Vegas goes green as the marijuana industry comes to town

NEVADA: The excitement is palpable as thousands of cannabis industry professionals descend upon Las Vegas for the 5th Annual Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, held as the glitzy RIO hotel.  Last week, Nevada voters legalized adult-use marijuana, adding momentum and enthusiasm to the budding sector, that already represents the fastest-growing industry in the American economy. An Read the full article…

Blum Opens Second Dispensary in Las Vegas, Grand Opening Is August 20, 2016

Blum Opens LV location on Aug 20, 2016

NEVADA:  Terra Tech Corp, a vertically-integrated, cannabis-focused agriculture company, today announced the Grand Opening of its latest Blüm retail dispensary, to be located on 3650 South Decatur Boulevard, Suite 6 & 7, Las Vegas, Nevada, will be held on August 20, 2016. This is Terra Tech’s second retail location in Nevada and follows the opening of Read the full article…

Las Vegas Places Bets on Legal Cannabis

Vegas bets on legal weed

NEVADA: Cannabis has always received the short end of the joint. Thanks to lobbyists and questionable government decisions over the years, the plant has been classified as a Schedule 1 drug, like heroin, ecstasy, and LSD. But the situation is slowly changing, state by state. The plant has already been legalized in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Read the full article…

Las Vegas Police Face Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Medical Marijuana Arrests

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By Carri Geer ThevenotLas Vegas Review-Journal NEVADA: A former Las Vegas woman claims she and a guest were falsely imprisoned in 2013 after police searched her home and illegally confiscated her supply of medical marijuana. Courtney Rogalski, a medical marijuana patient who now lives in Canada, and California resident Westley McNeal filed a civil rights Read the full article…

Opinions: Stigma Remains In Las Vegas Young Cannabis Scene

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By Sue VorenbergCannabis Daily Record NEVADA: I’ll admit it. As a gourmet cannabis enthusiast I’m utterly spoiled living on the Washington-Oregon border. I’m surrounded by two states that – while not perfect – could be considered marijuana utopias compared with most of the rest of the country. And I was reminded of that on a recent trip Read the full article…

Henderson Approves 4th Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Andrew Jolley, the co-owner and CEO of The Source's parent company, said the dispensary plans to apply for building permits in a few weeks and could be open by the new year.

By Eric HartleyLas Vegas Review-Journal NEVADA:  The Henderson City Council approved a medical marijuana dispensary Tuesday night that plans to open on Eastern Avenue, south of the 215 Beltway. The Henderson City Council approved a medical marijuana dispensary Tuesday night that plans to open on Eastern Avenue, south of the 215 Beltway. The Source Henderson Read the full article…

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…