Several Arrested At Las Vegas Hempcon, Organizers Furious

Hempcon Fest turns sour

NEVADA: Organizers of Hempcon Fest are receiving backlash following a convention that was held in Las Vegas. The medical marijuana convention that was held over the weekend at the Cashman Center shut down early on Sunday afternoon after several people were arrested. Officials with the City of Las Vegas blame the organizers, while the organizers blame Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana And Gaming: To Divest Or Not To Divest?

MedMen comes to downtown Las Vegas

NEVADA:  Even as more and more states pass laws permitting sales and use of medical and recreational marijuana, marijuana remains an illegal Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. On May 6, 2014, Nevada State Gaming Control Board Member Terry Johnson issued a Notice to Licensees stating that “… the Board does not Read the full article…

Nevada Lawmakers Take Colorado Marijuana Tour

A group of Nevada legislators got a first-hand look at Colorado's fast-growing legal marijuana industry this weekend, coming face-to-face with thousands of green growing plants.

NEVADA:  With smiles, selfies and a few nervous chuckles, a group of Nevada legislators and policymakers got a first-hand look at Colorado’s fast-growing legal marijuana industry this weekend, coming face-to-face with thousands of green growing plants. The small group is part of Nevada’s efforts to understand what legalization could mean. The Silver State has permitted medical marijuana, Read the full article…

Nevada’s First Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility OK’d

Nevada regulators Monday gave final licensing approval for the state’s first medical marijuana cultivation facility north of Reno.

NEVADA:  Nevada regulators Monday gave final licensing approval for the state’s first medical marijuana cultivation facility north of Reno. Sierra Wellness Connection will grow medicinal pot at a facility in the north valleys area, and plans to open a dispensary this summer near downtown. “We’re certainly pleased that the state has acted judiciously to allow Read the full article…

Marijuana For Pets: The Good, The Bad, The Legal Status

dog with stoned eyes

NEVADA:  The issue of legalizing marijuana is in itself a touchy subject, what with some arguing that this weed is nothing but a gateway drug sure to lead guys and gals down the path of a life of risks and crime, and others supporting its use either for recreational or for medical purposes. Seeing how Read the full article…

Nevada Bill Would Let Pets Use Pot; Proposal Calls For Medical Marijuana Cards For Animals

Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.

NEVADA:  Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature. Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is sponsoring the measure that would allow animal owners to get marijuana for their pet if a veterinarian certifies the animal has an illness that might be alleviated by the drug. Segerblom said Read the full article…

First Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Set For 2016, Advocates Say

Goldenleaf Expands Nevada footprint

NEVADA: Hoping to build on consecutive electoral victories, advocates say they have secured the first state marijuana legalization ballot measure for 2016. Nevada state lawmakers had until Saturday to take action on the ballot measure, which would legalize marijuana for recreational use, but adjourned on Friday without voting on it, the Marijuana Policy Project notes in a statement. As a Read the full article…

Former University President Turns To Selling Marijuana

Former University of Nevada-Reno president has found a new line of work, selling marijuana.

NEVADA:  Former University of Nevada-Reno president Joe Crowley has found a new line of work — selling marijuana. The well-liked former university boss is president of Sierra Wellness Connection, one of two companies that were awarded Reno’s first business licenses for cultivating medical marijuana. The second business is MMG Agriculture, headed by Reno’s Job Hall, a Read the full article…

NAACP Jumps Into Nevada Marijuana Debate

Oregon on Monday issued a list of more than 250 pesticides cannabis growers may be able to use on their crops.

The list represents the first clear guidance from Oregon agriculture officials on what chemicals the state's marijuana industry may use to defeat mites, mold, mildew and other common pests and problems. Top state agriculture officials made clear that the list is a "starting spot" for marijuana growers, who still have to follow pesticide labels.

Lauren Henderson, assistant director of the agency, said regulators combed through more than 12,000 pesticides registered with the state to see which had labels broad enough to include cannabis. Ultimately, the agency came up with about 250 products. The list will be reviewed quarterly, said Henderson.

NEVADA:  Jeffery Blanck, the president of the Reno-Sparks chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, has jumped into the legislative debate over the legalization of recreational marijuana in Nevada. Blanck has sent a letter to all legislators, urging them to legalize recreational use of marijuana during the 2015 Legislature. Nevada lawmakers 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…