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…

Many Turned Away From Vegas Medical Marijuana Forum

The meeting on licensing and zoning was the first of two the city of Las Vegas will conduct. The discussion centered around a 38-page regulation draft that is already sparking concern.

NEVADA:  A public forum on local medical marijuana regulations Wednesday night draws such a large crowd that dozens who wanted to get in are turned away. The meeting on licensing and zoning was the first of two the city of Las Vegas will conduct. The discussion centered around a 38-page regulation draft that is already Read the full article…

Bill Maher On Marijuana: ‘It’s My Culture Now’

Bill Maher speaks on stage at the 2014 Television Academy Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for the Television Academy

NEVADA: Bill Maher’s admission last week that a Las Vegas club stopped him from smoking marijuana reminded me of a first: The first, and only, time I saw illegal drug use at a headliner’s party was not long after I arrived here in 1999. A veteran headliner and his wife invited me to join them at Read the full article…

City Of Las Vegas Approves Medical Marijuana In City Limits

The council voted 5-2 Wednesday to move forward with setting regulations for the businesses, which could be open by the time state regulations are finalized this year.

NEVADA:  The Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to allow medical marijuana dispensaries with its city limits. The council voted 5-2 Wednesday to move forward with setting regulations for the businesses, which could be open by the time state regulations are finalized this year. Those voting against the move said they were concerned about allowing Read the full article…

Dr. Reefer Founder Reflects On Marijuana, Release From Prison

“He’s got a real knack for Web marketing and search optimization,” said Goldsmith, who has been friends with “Pierre” for a long time. “Business is now booming.”

NEVADA: There’s always a fall guy. That one who sticks his neck out, rolls the dice, walks the fine line, then gets busted while others doing the same thing go free. Pierre Werner says he’s that guy.