Nevada Approves Early Start Program for Retail Marijuana Sales

Today, the Nevada Tax Commission adopted temporary regulations proposed by the Department of Taxation allowing the state to issue recreational marijuana licenses by July 1, 2017. The ballot measure requires the state to initiate sales by January 1, 2018, but this “early start” program will allow businesses to open six months sooner.

Only medical marijuana establishments that are already in operation can apply to function as recreational retailers during the early start period. The establishments must be in good standing and must pay a…

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Nevada Considers Social Consumption Bill

Nevada Senator Tick Segerblom introduced Senate Bill 236, which aims to allow social use of marijuana in public places such as lounges, bars, coffee shops, and special events like fairs and concerts. SB 236 would allow local governments to issue permits to businesses and licenses for special events allowing marijuana consumption in designated places.

Social use would be monitored locally and would only allow adults aged 21 and over to publically consume marijuana. SB 236 outlines clear regulatory instructions that social use venues cannot…

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Nevada Lawmakers Moving Forward With Expedited Plan For Adult Use Marijuana Sales

CARSON CITY, NV — State officials in Nevada are holding firm on an expedited plan to begin adult use marijuana sales in July, despite comments from the Trump administration indicating a forthcoming crackdown in states that regulate its commercial production and sale.

Nevada Department of Taxation spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein told the Associated Press that the agency is “moving forward” with plans to permit retail cannabis sales by this summer.

Fifty-five percent of…

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Thousands of Medical Marijuana Applications Leaked in Nevada

Personal data from thousands of people vying to work in Nevada‘s medical marijuana industry were leaked due to a glitch in the state’s website, which has now been taken offline until security can be restored.

The bug exposed the full 8-page application from nearly 12,000 applicants to anyone with the right web address, according to ZDnet, a tech blog run by CBS news.

The applications included the person’s full name, social security number, home address,…

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Nevada Lawmaker Wants Recreational Marijuana Sales to Start ASAP

Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom (D-Las Vegas)

Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom (D-Las Vegas)

LAS VEGAS, NV — Voters in Nevada legalized marijuana on election day by passing Question 2,  allowing adults 21 and older to possess limited amounts of marijuana starting January 1, 2017.

But under the measure, a state regulated recreational cannabis market wouldn’t open until 2018, giving state officials time to craft the rules and regulations to oversee the newly created industry. So unless you’re a registered medical…

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Week in Review: 5 business takeaways from the landmark election

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By Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Now that voters in seven additional states have legalized recreational or medical marijuana, business leaders and political observers are bullish about the potential for industry growth.

They point to greater opportunities through interstate expansion, increased investor interest in cannabis and greater innovation in technology and business strategies.

“People should feel good about these victories and the opportunities that legalization brings,” said Kris Krane, managing partner of 4Front Advisors, a…

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Voters In Eight States Approve Marijuana Law Reform In Unprecedented Election Victories

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WASHINGTON, DC — Millions of Americans cast votes on Election Day in favor of sweeping statewide marijuana law reforms.

Voters in four states: California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada approved ballot measures legalizing the adult use of cannabis and licensing its commercial production and retail sale. Voters in four additional states: Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota approved initiatives legalizing and/or expanding the use and dispensing of cannabis for therapeutic…

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Four States End Marijuana Prohibition, Three Adopt Medical Marijuana Laws in Historic Election

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WASHINGTON — California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada voted to end marijuana prohibition and Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota adopted medical marijuana laws Tuesday in the most momentous election to date for marijuana policy reform.

Montana approved an initiative to re-establish patients’ access to medical marijuana providers, which was hindered by state lawmakers, and create a more regulated system of medical marijuana production and distribution.

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Marijuana Wins Big: California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada Legalize; Medical Marijuana Sweeps 4 States; Arizona Only Defeat

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3:00 AM EST: Maine appears to have approved Question 1, legalizing marijuana for adults.  The measure, which had slowly been losing an early lead all evening, has pulled through with 50.6% of the vote and 87.1% of precincts reporting.  Earlier, voters in nearby Massachusetts approved their legalization measure as well.

The only defeat of the evening came in Arizona, where Proposition 205, which would have legalized marijuana for adults, was defeated.


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Nevada Voters Say ‘YES’ on Question 2 to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

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LAS VEGAS, NV — This evening, by a current margin of  53% – 46%, the voters of Nevada approved Question 2, the Initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. Nevada now joins Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon as states with laws making the possession of marijuana legal and establishing regulated systems for marijuana cultivation and distribution. Similar measures are being considered today in Arizona, California, Maine, and Massachusetts.

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California and Massachusetts Become 5th and 6th States to Legalize, Regulate, and Tax Marijuana for Adult Use; Florida, North Dakota, and Arkansas Become 26th, 27th, and 28th States to Legalize Medical Marijuana

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WASHINGTON, DC — Voters in California and Massachusetts have approved ballot initiatives to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adult use, and voters in Florida, North Dakota, and Arkansas have approved medical marijuana programs.

Initiatives to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use are leading in Nevada and Maine and trailing in Arizona. An initiative is leading in Montana that would restore patient access to medical marijuana providers and create a more…

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California & Massachusetts Legalize Marijuana; Maine & Nevada Winning; Arizona Losing; 3 States Approve Medical Marijuana

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11:45 PM EST: Voters in Massachusetts have legalized marijuana, approving Question 4 with 53.4% of the vote.


11:38 PM EST: Voters in California have approved legalizing marijuana. Currently with 54.8% of the vote and 11% reporting, both the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times are declaring a victory for Amendment 64.  Meanwhile, voters in Arkansas have approved medical marijuana, with 52.2% approval and 61.8% reporting.  Legalization measures in Maine and…

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Marijuana Wins Big on Election Night

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This Election Day was a watershed moment for the movement to end marijuana prohibition, with the results expected to accelerate efforts to legalize marijuana in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and internationally.  Overall, legalization initiatives prevailed in four out of five states, and medical marijuana initiatives prevailed in all four states this year.

Votes are still being counted for legalization initiatives in Maine and Arizona, as well as for a medical…

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Marijuana Vote Results: Florida Passes Medical Marijuana Amendment 2; Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, South Dakota Marijuana Iniatives All Ahead

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9:15 PM EST: Polls in Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts and South Dakota have all closed.  Florida has approved medical marijuana Amendment 2.  Legalization measures in Maine and Massachusetts, as well as medical marijuana initiatives in Arkansas and South Dakota, are all out to early leads:

Arkansas: 51.3% in favor, with .2% reporting
Florida: 71.1% in favor, with 76.5% reporting (approved)
Maine: 53.4% in favor, with 4.6% reporting
Massachusetts: 50.8% in favor, with…

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Nevada Joins California and Massachusetts by Approving Marijuana Legalization

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Nevada has joined California and Massachusetts by legalizing marijuana on Election Day.  Florida, Arkansas, and North Dakota also approved medical marijuana.  Votes are still being counted for a medical marijuana measure in Montana and a legalization initiative in Maine.

“It’s great to see that the power and money of Sheldon Adelson were not sufficient to dissuade Nevadans from doing the right thing,” said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy…

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Election Updates: Live coverage of marijuana measures across the country

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Marijuana Business Daily is providing live updates on cannabis ballot measures and related news (all updates in Eastern time).

2:30 a.m. Wednesday (Arizona, Maine, Montana): Three states with marijuana initiatives still hang in the balance, with Arizona’s rec measure on the ropes, Montana’s initiative well ahead and Maine’s adult-use measure a coin flip.

Here are the latest results from those three states:

Arizona: 48% “Yes,” with 82% of the votes reported

Montana: 56% “Yes,” with 63% of the votes reported

Maine: 50.5% “Yes,”…

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Election Day Voter Guides

Today is the day! This is the biggest election in marijuana policy reform history, but even if you can’t vote on a legalization or medical marijuana ballot initiative today, you could play an important part to make future progress possible in your state.logo-mpp-286-mpp-and-we-change-laws

Before you vote, please check out MPP’s voter guides if you live in the following places:

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Illinois

Nebraska

New Hampshire

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

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And don’t forget to tell your friends in Arizona, Arkansas, California, FloridaMaine,

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Latest Polling Information for the 2016 Marijuana Related Ballot Proposals

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On Tuesday, November 8, nine states will be voting on marijuana related ballot proposals potentially doubling the number of states that allow the recreational use of marijuana and expanding the therapeutic benefits of marijuana use to millions of Americans. Here’s where these measures stand in the latest polls.

Arizona: According to an October Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite poll, 50 percent of registered voters in Arizona favor Proposition 205 and 42 percent oppose it. The…

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Election 2016: Marijuana Law Reform Takes Center Stage

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This Election Day is shaping up to be a watershed moment for efforts to end marijuana prohibition, with five states voting on marijuana legalization and four more on medical marijuana. The results are expected to have major ramifications for marijuana law reform in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and even internationally.

A recent nationwide Gallup poll found that a record 60 percent of respondents support legalizing marijuana, but polls on this year’s…

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Rec MJ ballot measures ahead in three states, but by slim margins

According to a trio of new polls released in cannabis battleground states, recreational marijuana legalization is ahead going into the final days of the 2016 campaign – but not by much.

In Arizona, support for a recreational cannabis legalization measure is at 50%, while about 43% of voters oppose the initiative and 8% haven’t made up their minds, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll.


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In Massachusetts, rec is winning with 49% of voters supporting a legalization initiative; 42% oppose it and 9% are undecided,

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Gallup: Record High Percentage Of Americans Back Legalizing Marijuana

Marijuana grows legally in Colorado. (Brett Levin via Flickr)

Marijuana grows legally in Colorado. (Brett Levin via Flickr)

Sixty percent of Americans believe that “the use of marijuana should be legal,” according to nationwide polling data released Wednesday by Gallup. The percentage is the highest level of support ever reported by the polling group, and represents more than a doubling in public support over the past two decades.

The data closely follows the release of polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center showing…

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MMJ polling at 77% in Florida, union endorses Nevada rec

The news continues to improve for pro-cannabis state campaigns in advance of Election Day in November.

In Florida, 77% of state voters say they plan to support the medical marijuana legalization initiative Amendment 2, according to a new poll from the University of North Florida. The study found that only 18% of voters are opposed to the measure, WPBF News reported.


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Nevada Culinary Union Endorses Question 2

The Culinary Workers Union Local 226, Nevada’s largest union, has endorsed Question 2, the Initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol!

The Culinary Union represents more than 57,000 workers in the state, so this endorsement gives a tremendous boost to our efforts to end marijuana prohibition. 

Local 226 knows, as we do, that it is time to stop punishing adults who choose to use marijuana. They also know that passage of Question 2 will take marijuana out of the criminal market and place it in regulated businesses that will create…

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Marijuana Legalization: Recreational Use Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

Marijuana Legalization: Recreational Use Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

WASHINGTON, DC — Voters are supportive of five pending ballot measures that seek to regulate the adult use and sale of marijuana, according to recent polling data compiled in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada.

Half of Arizona voters intend to vote ‘yes’ in favor of Proposition 205: The Arizona Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Act, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll. Forty percent of voters oppose the initiative. The Act allows adults age 21 and older to possess and to privately…

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Question 2 Ads Highlight Benefits for Nevada Veterans

An ad featuring a Marine Corps veteran who used marijuana in place of pharmaceutical painkillers to alleviate pain associated with fractures in his leg began airing recently across Nevada to promote Question 2, which would regulate marijuana like alcohol for adults. The theme of the ad will also be incorporated into billboards appearing across the Las Vegas metro area.nv-vets-ad

The television ad, which can be viewed here, shows Brian Eberhart, a Marine Corps veteran, discussing his experience after being injured while serving.

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Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

Voters favor legalizing the adult use of cannabis in the five states where the issue will appear on the ballot this Election Day. Here is a summary of the latest polling data.

ARIZONA: Half of Arizona voters intend to vote ‘yes’ in favor of Proposition 205: The Arizona Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Act, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll. Forty percent of voters oppose the initiative. The Act allows adults age 21 and older to possess and to privately consume and grow limited amounts of marijuana (up…

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MPP Announces Oct. 5 Money Bomb to End Marijuana Prohibition in Five States This Election Day

This week, we are announcing our “5 on 5” money bomb campaign to see all five recreational marijuana initiatives pass this Election Day.

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On one side of the scale: Marijuana prohibition contributes to a racist criminal justice system, creates massive profits for drug cartels, and prevents police from investigating real crimes.

On the other side of the scale: Ending marijuana prohibition will create millions in tax revenues for local communities, thousands of new jobs, and greater access for veterans and other medical marijuana…

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Week In Review: MassRoots’ Woes, GW Pharma’s Good News & Pro-Legalization Polls

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By Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

MassRoots lands in financial hot water, GW Pharmaceuticals takes a step closer to winning U.S. approval for its marijuana-based drug, and a political veteran urges caution heading into the elections.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

MassRoots in Hot Water?

That’s the assessment of Nic Easley, the CEO of Denver’s 3C Consulting. He looked closely at the company’s situation following news that the cannabis-themed social network failed to…

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Polls Show Rec Marijuana Ahead in Maine, Nevada

Some more good news for cannabis entrepreneurs in Maine and Nevada: The latest polls in both states show a majority of voters support adult-use legalization ballot initiatives.

In Maine, a survey by the Portland Press Herald found that 53% of voters support Question 1, which would legalize recreational marijuana. The poll found 38% of voters oppose the measure, and 10% are undecided, the Herald reported.

License Directory SidebarIn Nevada, the numbers were nearly identical. According to a study by KTNV-TV 13 Action News/Rasmussen Reports, 53% of voters are behind…

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Nevada Marijuana Legalization Question 2 Leading in Polls

Nevada Marijuana Legalization Question 2 Leading in Polls

Support is growing for Question 2, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in Nevada, according to the latest poll results.

The KTNV/Rasmussen Reports poll released last week found 53% of likely voters support the measure, with only 39% opposed.  Support has grown since a similar poll in July, also conducted by KTNV/Rasmussen, found 50% support for legalization, with 41% opposed.

Support for legalization in Nevada could be even higher, as the Rasmussen polls historically lean Republican, according to a FiveThirtyEight ranking of…

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Nevada Moves Medical Marijuana Card Application Online

Nevada has begun allowing applicants for medical marijuana patient cards to apply online, a move that could increase the state’s patient pool by streamlining the application process.

The move is the result of negotiations between the Nevada Dispensary Association and state officials, Riana Durrett, the association’s executive director, told the Las Vegas Sun. “Everything is online now.”

License Directory SidebarThe improvements are meant to help patients who may be homebound or who live in remote areas, Durrett said, according to the Las Vegas Sun. The…

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After Nearly 80 Years of Marijuana Prohibition, the Tide is Turning

After Nearly 80 Years of Marijuana Prohibition, the Tide is Turning

As marijuana legalization gains traction across the country, some ask “Why now?” A better question perhaps is “How did this prohibition ever last so long?”

People have always suffered the compulsion to hunt scapegoats, and politicians are more than happy to pander to our harshest instincts. With two world wars and the Cold War, the 20th Century in particular, was a time of fear, with a hunger for social control and conformity. The malignant belief of the Communists and other totalitarians in the perfectibility of humanity at any…

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Major Marijuana-Related Campaign Donations Late in Campaign

Proponents and opponents of cannabis legalization are gearing up for the final stretch of the 2016 political campaign, and for both camps that means some big last-minute donations.

In Florida, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson – who funded most of the anti-medical marijuana ads two years ago – has jumped back into the fray with a $1 million donation to Drug Free Florida, the Sunshine State News reported. Adelson, who is reportedly worth more than $30 billion, gave $5.5 million to fight MMJ legalization in 2014 in Florida. But Adelson so far…

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Prominent Travel Writer: ‘Get Ready’ for Age of MJ Tourism

One of the most well-known travel writers in the world, Arthur Frommer, predicted recently that cannabis tourism is going to become big business after the November election, when up to five more states could legalize recreational use.

If accurate, marijuana tourism would present additional opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the legalization of marijuana.

“The prospects seem strong that marijuana is now about to be added to beer and wine as a permissible product to order,” Frommer wrote in a column last week, the…

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Nevada’s ‘Yes On 2’ Campaign Runs Voter Education Ads

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Nevada unveiled a series of television ads and a  “Schools vs. Cartels” billboard in August in support of Question 2, a ballot measure that would end marijuana prohibition in Nevada. The ads are part of a campaign aimed at encouraging voters to take marijuana out of the illicit market and place it into a regulated system of production and sales, and focus law enforcement resources on violent crime.
You can view all the ads here.

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Report: Opposition to Nevada Rec MJ Campaign Has Spent Little

Although recreational marijuana legalization isn’t a foregone conclusion in Nevada, it seems like opponents of adult-use may think it is – given how little has been spent on opposition advertising.

That’s according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which reported that Nevadans “have heard little” from anti-legalization groups, although vocal opposition has emerged from the state’s attorney general and law enforcement officials.

As of Monday, the paper reported, the three groups registered in opposition to legalization had not…

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These 5 States Will Vote on Marijuana Legalization in November

These 5 States Will Vote on Marijuana Legalization in November

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan last week certified a marijuana legalization initiative for the November ballot, setting the stage for a national election that will see the issue go directly to the voters in five states, including California, the nation’s most populous.

Four states have already legalized marijuana at the ballot box, Colorado and Washington in 2012 and Alaska and Oregon in 2014. The District of Columbia also legalized marijuana—but not commercial sales—in 2014.

But those states combined only have a population…

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Week in Review: Rescheduling Rumors, Nevada Targets California Docs & Pain Relief in MN

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By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Federal cannabis rescheduling rumors keep swirling, Nevada is poised to cut off a significant chunk of income for medical marijuana dispensaries, and Minnesota’s pair of MMJ companies get major relief from pain patients.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Don’t Hold Your Breath on Rescheduling 

The rescheduling rumor mill keeps on churning. And marijuana industry executives may not want to hold their collective breaths for a resolution just…

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Nevada AG Opposes California Doctor MMJ Recommendations

Nevada’s attorney general delivered potentially bad news for at least some of the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries, recommending they no longer be allowed to accept California doctors’ recommendations from out-of-state MMJ patients.

Attorney General Adam Laxalt penned his recommendations in a letter to the director of Nevada’s health department, Richard Whitley. Whitley had asked Laxalt’s office for clarification on two issues: whether dispensaries in the state can accept either California doctors’ recommendations or…

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Separating Myth From Fact: DPA Releases New Marijuana Facts Booklet

Separating Myth From Fact: DPA Releases New Marijuana Facts Booklet

Report Addresses Most Commonly-Asked Questions About Marijuana Use and Its Mfor Historic Votes on Marijuana Law Reform this November

The Drug Policy Alliance on Thursday released Marijuana Facts, intended for non-expert audiences seeking answers to some of the most common questions asked about marijuana use, its effects, and the rapidly-shifting legal landscape.

The booklet addresses 15 frequently-asked questions about subjects such as driving, mental health, brain development, potency, edibles and concentrates.  It touches on marijuana’s…

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Nevada Dispensaries to Benefit From Rule Change

Nevada will now allow patients to purchase medical marijuana the same day they obtain a recommendation from a physician, allowing dispensaries to serve new customers much earlier than before.

Previously, the wait between getting a recommendation and being able to actually buy MMJ was up to 40 days, according to NBC.

“The main reason is to allow a patient that qualifies and has a need for medical marijuana to get that medicine fairly quickly and safely,” Steve Gilbert, a program manager for the Division of Public and Behavioral Health,…

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2016 Marijuana-Related Statewide Ballot Proposals

2016 Marijuana-Related Statewide Ballot Proposals

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: 2016 is set to be a monumental year for marijuana law reform. There are currently nine pending ballot initiatives to either legalize adult marijuana use or to legalize the use of medical marijuana for qualifying medical conditions. The country could double the number of states that allow the recreational use of marijuana and could potentially expand the therapeutic benefits of marijuana use to millions of Americans come November.

Find below a summary of each of these pending initiatives, links…

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Week in Review: Banking Scare, Marijuana Ballot Roundup & Water Rules in California

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By Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

An Illinois bank sparks fresh concerns about cannabis and financial institutions, the number of states with certified pro-marijuana ballot measures hits an all-time high, and California MJ growers face new water-use rules.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Banking Scare?

Don’t panic! Just keep good track of your business.

That’s the message a prominent Illinois attorney and former regulatory czar is telling cannabis business and banking leaders…

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Nevada Cannabis Legalization Group Records Cash Haul

The political action committee behind a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Nevada has raised a notable amount of money this year, with a recent cash injection coming from local cannabis companies.

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, organized by the Marijuana Policy Project, has so far taken in $285,000 in 2016, according to a June 11 filing with the secretary of state, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. That’s almost half of what the group raised for all of 2014, when the measure to legalize…

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California, Nevada Lawmakers Back Marijuana Legalization

 

In another sign that marijuana is increasingly mainstream, a California congressman and thirteen Nevada lawmakers took the step of publicly endorsing cannabis legalization measures in the state.

It’s a growing trend among elected lawmakers and officials, one that could simultaneously advance the economic interests of the maijuana industry.

The group in Nevada includes state Senate Minority Leader Aaron Ford plus nine other sitting senator and assemblymen, who jointly endorsed Question 2,…

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Keef Cola, Kiva Confections Form Expansion Partnership

Colorado-based CanCore Concepts, owner of the popular edibles brand Keef Cola, and California-based Kiva Confections, maker of cannabis-infused chocolates, have struck a new type of licensing deal that will give each company access to the other’s home market.

Under the agreement, both companies will not only distribute but also manufacture each others’ products on their home turf.

That means Keef sodas and other edibles will be sold in the roughly 850 California medical marijuana…

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For Some Marijuana Businesses, 4/20 is Just Another Day

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Sponsored block parties. One-day sales and steep discounts. Concerts headlined by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa.

These are some of the ways marijuana businesses are celebrating – and hoping to profit from – April 20 this year. But not everyone in the industry is interested in marking the passing of the marijuana holiday.

Increasingly, many companies don’t do anything special for 4/20, saying it doesn’t align with their focus. This is especially in tightly regulated…

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Coming to Vegas: A Casino That Serves Cannabis?

A well-known name in the cannabis world might offer cannabis enthusiasts in Las Vegas the ability to order more than a beer or bourbon while playing the slots.

High Times, the 42-year-old cannabis lifestyle magazine, is hoping to open a casino serving cannabis in Sin City if Nevada voters approve a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, according to a recent piece in the New York Times.

High Times apparently is eyeing a location for its cannabis-friendly hotel and…

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Cannabis Branding Company Raises $8M for National Expansion

A marijuana branding company with a portfolio that includes partners in three western states announced on Tuesday that it has raised $8 million to support an ambitious expansion plan.

The company, Las Vegas-based Strainz, said in a press release that the influx of capital will allow the company to continue building its portfolio in Colorado, Nevada and Washington State, as well as expand into other markets and keep adding to its staff.

To date, Strainz’ Colorado partner, the Bronnor…

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North Vegas Drawing in Medical Cannabis Growers, Producers

The “financially ailing” cousin of Las Vegas – North Las Vegas – is perhaps poised to be revitalized by the cannabis trade.

The city, which is much more run-down and off the beaten track from the downtown strip where most tourists play these days, has drawn at least 18 medical marijuana cultivators and producers, all lured by inexpensive industrial space and lower licensing fees than neighboring municipalities, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Those 18 licensees are even less…

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