Tag: Nevada

Gluten-Free Cannabis Products – The Marijuana Industry’s $1 Billion Niche That Was Right Under Their Nose The Whole Time?

April 1, 2024 · Cannabis.net

AYR Wellness Inc. (AYRWF) has launched its premium edibles under the Kynd brand in Florida and Nevada, boasting natural flavors and vegan, gluten-free options.  Gluten-free foods are an enourmous billion dollar industry now and the cannabis industry may be sitting on an untapped market for gltuen-free edibles and oils.  Celiac disease and cannabis studies are part of the new wave of medical legalization across America. The gluten-free food market is estimated to be a $7 billion worldwide market in 2024, so the marijuana industry… Read more.

8th Grade Sober – Legalizing Weed Does Not Lead to an Increase in Middle School Cannabis Use Says New Study

March 20, 2024 · Cannabis.net

An enduring argument against the legalization of cannabis suggests that legalizing access might prompt a rise in cannabis use among youth. However, as states nationwide forge ahead with reform efforts, ongoing research sheds light on the validity of this claim. Fresh from a recent study revealing the prevalence of Delta-8 THC usage among high school seniors—a hemp-derived cannabinoid readily available beyond the legal cannabis sector and in states both with and without cannabis programs—some may ponder the extent of teen cannabis… Read more.

Las Vegas marijuana consumption lounges prepare for new era

March 14, 2024 · MJ Biz Daily

Exhale. The long-awaited arrival of marijuana consumption lounges in Las Vegas is finally here. Thrive Cannabis Marketplace recently opened the first state-licensed lounge adjacent to its store just off the Las Vegas Strip, and nearly 20 other consumption businesses are putting the finishing touches on their venues, according to state regulators. After passing the final site inspection by the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) on Feb. 15, Smoke and Mirrors Cannabis Lounge opened a week later, highlighting the urgency and behind-the-scenes preparations… Read more.

Where Dreams Are Made

March 10, 2024 · High Times

Jason Harris founded Jerome Baker Designs Inc. (JBD) in Eugene, Oregon, in 1991. As a dyed-in-the-wool deadhead with THC pumping through his veins, he chose Jerry Garcia’s first name, Jerome, and a last name, Baker, to denote “baked” as his pseudonym, fearing repercussions from cops. Through the years, he elevated the form of functional glass art, incorporating innovations along the way, such as fuming glass with fine silver to create a mirror effect and manipulating blown glass into complex art. The JBD seal… Read more.

Nevada Doubles Weed Possession Limit

January 1, 2024 · High Times

A new law went into effect in Nevada on January 1 making several changes to the state’s cannabis laws, including a provision that doubles the state’s limit on weed possession. The measure, Senate Bill 277, was passed by Nevada lawmakers this spring before being signed into law by Republican Governor Joe Lombardo on June 14. Senate Bill 277 makes several significant changes to Nevada’s cannabis regulations. In 2001, the state legalized medical marijuana, followed by the legalization of adult-use cannabis with… Read more.

Nevada GOP Governor’s Office Discusses Psychedelics Work Group Vacancies With Advocates Amid Push For Broader Legalization

January 1, 2024 · Marijuana Moment

Nevada psychedelics activists say they’ve had a “productive meeting” with the Republican governor’s office about the need to expeditiously form a task force under a law enacted earlier this year in order to inform future reform—including the possible legalization of plant-based medicines. About six months after Gov. Joe Lombardo (R) signed legislation into law establishing a Psychedelic Medicines Working Group, members have not yet been formally appointed and no meetings have been scheduled, despite a mandate for the body to issue… Read more.

What are the Best States for Starting a Cannabis Business in 2024? – Marijuana Legal Experts Weigh In!

December 18, 2023 · Cannabis.net

Have you ever pondered the landscape of cannabis regulations across the United States? Amid a shifting legal terrain where nearly half of the states have embraced recreational cannabis and 38 have legalized medical marijuana, the complexities abound. Despite federal law maintaining cannabis as an illegal substance, each state charts its course with unique rules and regulations. Deciding on the optimal cannabis state involves considering various factors, such as whether the state permits medical, recreational, or both cannabis programs, the presence of… Read more.

‘Best days are to come’ for cannabis industry, MJBizCon attendees believe

December 1, 2023 · mj-biz-daily

After a tough year for most cannabis operators, attendees at MJBizCon 2023 said they aren’t banking on sweeping legislative reform such as the rescheduling of marijuana to grow their businesses in the coming year. Rather, they are hoping for more incremental policy changes, such as SAFER Banking and new opportunities to open in emerging state markets. They’re also shifting their attitudes away from viewing fellow operators as competition and instead looking to partner with them to find synergies. “The best… Read more.

MJBizCon 2023 opens with hopes for a brighter cannabis industry future

November 29, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

MJBizCon, the world’s biggest event in the cannabis sector, kicks off Wednesday in Las Vegas as industry leaders wrap up a tough year and hope for positive change in 2024 – particularly, the potential reclassification of marijuana as a less dangerous drug by the U.S. government. As in previous years, the 12th annual MJBizCon attracts cannabis industry decision-makers: 72% of attendees in 2023 are at the vice president level or above. Participants are traveling to the Las Vegas Convention Center from every… Read more.

Six New Consumption Lounge Licenses Approved in Nevada

November 6, 2023 · High Times

Nevada officials are continuing to approve more consumption lounge applications, with six more conditional licenses approved by the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) for various cannabis companies. On Oct. 24, the CCB discussed approval for a variety of consumption lounge applications. The chosen businesses in this round include Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.; Green Thumb Industries, Inc.; Desert Evolution, LLC; Higher* Archy, LLC; NevadaPure, LLC; and TGIG, LLC. Curaleaf Holdings, one of the biggest cannabis companies in the world, received one of the licenses for… Read more.

Renowned Magnolia Bakery Ventures into Cannabis Edibles with Signature Flavors

November 3, 2023 · High Times

The Magnolia Bakery, perhaps one of the most famous bakeries in the world, is now entering the cannabis edibles market. You may know Magnolia Bakery from scenes in Sex and The City, Saturday Night Live, or Broad City. Their cakes (and world-famous cupcakes), are to die for. And now, thanks to their collaboration with incredibles, an award-winning edibles brand, you can get high off their scrumptious confections. In the Sex and the City episodes, pies are thrown, although any sane person would only toss such creations into… Read more.

Nevada Commission Seeks Comment On Plan To Let People With Marijuana Convictions Become Police Officers

October 25, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

A Nevada commission will hear public comment this week on a proposal that would amend hiring standards for police officers to allow job candidates who were previously disqualified for certain marijuana-related offenses to be eligible for law enforcement positions. The change being considered by the state Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) at Thursday meeting would amend regulations around hiring that currently prevent a person from becoming a peace officer if they have been convicted of an offense involving the… Read more.

Green Thumb Industries Employees In Reno, Nevada Vote to Join Union

October 18, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

Workers at Green Thumb Industries in Reno, Nevada last week voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 711.   In a statement, Green Thumb worker Derrick Miles said he and his colleagues “look forward to bargaining a fair contract.”  Last year, about 60 cannabis workers at the Green Thumb-owned RISE dispensary in Henderson voted to join the UFCW Local 711. In March, a complaint was filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) accusing Green Thumb of violations related to labor law… Read more.

Future’s Monster Kush First Evol Strain To Enter Nevada Market

September 27, 2023 · High Times

Future’s cannabis brand Evol is now available in Nevada in partnership with cultivator Redwood Cultivation, a Sept. 22 announcement reads. After first being announced last April, then conquering California, Nevada marks the next strategic step in expanding Evol to the next state on the list. As of last Friday, adults in Nevada can purchase eighths of premium pre-packaged Monster Kush, the first product to roll out, with more products from Evol by Future and Redwood Cultivation that will follow in the months ahead. “Millions of people… Read more.

In the Shadow of Neon: Insights from the Cannabis Conference 2023

September 8, 2023 ·

In a city celebrated for its gleaming exteriors and captivating attractions, the span of August 15-17, 2023, ushered in a unique luminescence. The grand ballrooms of the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, often reserved for soirees of opulence, became the gathering point for the Cannabis Conference 2023, drawing members of the community seeking knowledge, innovation and a glimpse into the future of cannabis. The event wasn’t just another notch in the belt of Las Vegas’ rich history of conventions. It… Read more.

Nevada regulators approve more marijuana consumption lounges

August 24, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Nevada regulators have approved three more applications for marijuana consumption lounge licenses, including two concepts in the Las Vegas market. The Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) on Tuesday unanimously approved applications from Deep Roots Harvest and Global Harmony, which operate Las Vegas cannabis stores, as well as KV Group in the southern Nevada town Pahrump. Nevada regulators have now approved seven consumption spaces, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In June, the CCB granted the first three conditional licenses for such venues to: Cheyenne Medical… Read more.

Celebs Turn Up the Heat at CHAMPS Summer 2023 Trade Show

August 6, 2023 · Cannabis Now

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—unless it’s brokering new partnerships and strengthening business relationships. That’s because one thing that Las Vegas does well is host tradeshows. The city makes it easy to attend, entertain and network—and the CHAMPS Summer 2023 trade show was no exception. From July 19-22, the Cannabis Now team descended on the sprawling cannabis counter-culture business event that serves North America’s headshops to shake hands, close business deals and do the thing we do best: Help our clients… Read more.

Nevada marijuana companies cite big wins from legislative session

July 24, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Nevada cannabis operators and other stakeholders lobbied for structural changes to the state’s adult-use and medical marijuana programs, and the legislature answered by approving several industry-friendly bills during its most recent session. The industry-backed changes signed into law last month by Gov. Joe Lombardo included eliminating and capping various fees, reassessing penalties for operating violations and creating a dual license for retailers serving both medical patients and recreational consumers. The policy overhauls, which garnered bipartisan support in Nevada’s Democrat-controlled Legislature,… Read more.

Nevada eases marijuana consumption lounge rules, issues first licenses

Nevada regulators this week approved loosening air-ventilation standards for marijuana consumption lounges in Las Vegas and other parts of the state while granting the first three conditional licenses for such venues. The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board’s (CCB) actions provide more clarity for operators to move forward with construction and design plans – and could make it cheaper and easier for lounges to open their doors in one of the nation’s largest tourist markets. Chris Anderson, president of Sala Consulting, told… Read more.

First cannabis consumption lounge licenses issued by Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board

June 21, 2023 · KTNV

The first three conditional licenses for cannabis consumption licenses in Nevada have officially been issued. On Tuesday, the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board stated that in Clark County, Planet 13 and the Thrive Cannabis Marketplace were selected while Washoe County's The Venue at Sol Cannabis also received a license. The board added these are conditional licenses. In November, the board issued 40 cannabis consumption lounge prospective licenses after the random number selection events. According to the board, those license holders must submit all required documents… Read more.

Las Vegas Strip Finally Has an Answer for Its Cannabis Problem

June 21, 2023 · The Street

When Nevada legalized in January 2017, it created a problem. The state made it legal to possess cannabis, but it did not change the rules regarding where you could smoke it. Currently, the law only allows people to smoke marijuana in a private residence. Hotel rooms don't count as private residences and, since most Las Vegas/Las Vegas Strip hotel rooms have associated casinos, federal law would prohibit allowing consumption. Basically, that created a situation where people could buy smokable marijuana… Read more.

Nevada Governor Signs Omnibus Marijuana Bill To Increase Possession Limits And Remove Industry Barriers

June 20, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

The governor of Nevada has signed a large-scale marijuana reform bill that more than doubles the legal personal possession limit, consolidates licensing rules and broadens eligibility for participation in the market by people with prior felony convictions. Gov. Joe Lombardo (R) gave final approval to the legislation from Sen. Dallas Harris (D) on Wednesday, less than a week after lawmakers formally sent it to his desk. The measure makes a series of revisions to the state’s existing marijuana laws, in part… Read more.

This summer, Las Vegas welcomes the first cannabis-friendly hotel

June 19, 2023 ·

The city of Las Vegas has a tumultuous history with marijuana. Anyone over 21 with proper identification can legally purchase cannabis from a dispensary or for recreational use. Although some people may appear to be smoking marijuana openly, public consumption is still only permitted in private homes according to the law. Many hotels are reluctant to participate because they fear losing their gambling licenses if they do not. To qualify for that license, you must maintain an impeccable reputation. According… Read more.

The inside story of Las Vegas’ first cannabis-friendly hotel

June 18, 2023 · Forbes

The new hotel in Las Vegas is already sold out. Located just off the Strip, The Lexi was once the Artisan Hotel, which became famous among locals as a late-night hangout that hosted sex parties. But now, the 64-room, adults-only Lexi has officially become Sin City’s first weed-friendly hotel. “It’s cannabis-inclusive, not cannabis-centric,” says Alexandre Rizk, the 44-year-old real estate entrepreneur who bought The Artisan for $12 million with a small group of investors in March 2022. The distinction is… Read more.

Las Vegas marijuana consumption lounges encounter delays

June 15, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Marijuana operators and consumers anticipating consumption lounges opening this summer in Las Vegas will probably have to wait. Administrative setbacks, tight funding and changing regulations governing smoke ventilation have likely delayed the launch of dozens of lounges for months, with the real possibility that only a few might open by year-end, industry experts told MJBizDaily. The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB), the state’s chief marijuana regulator, could address the regulatory issues at a June 20 meeting. Industry executives have raised concerns… Read more.

Federal Bill Introduced to Allow Cannabis Research at Universities

June 9, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

Bush Flowering herb hemp with seeds and flowers. Concept breeding of marijuana, cannabis, legalization.

A House bill introduced Tuesday aims to promote cannabis research at universities and eliminate federal barriers for researchers. The Higher Education Marijuana Research Act was introduced by Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO).  In a statement, Titus, a member of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, said cannabis is “a major economic driver in Nevada and across the country and deserves further research.”     Morgan Fox, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) political director, said that “Despite cannabis being… Read more.

Nevada Lawmakers Pass Bill To Create Psychedelics Working Group, Sending It To Governor

June 5, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

The Nevada legislature has given final approval to a bill to create a new working group to study psychedelics and develop a plan to allow regulated access for therapeutic purposes. It now heads to the governor’s desk. The Assembly passed the measure from Sen. Rochelle Nguyen (D) in a 40-0 vote on Sunday, one day ahead of the scheduled end of the session. This comes days after it cleared the full Senate, as well as an Assembly committee on Friday. There was… Read more.

Las Vegas, Las Vegas Strip Have a Surprising Pot Problem

May 31, 2023 · The Street

If bars didn't exist, but liquor stores were plentiful, and open-container laws were widely enforced because consuming alcohol was only legal in private residences, you can see the conundrum that causes. A tourist in a city could buy liquor, but the only place they could consume it would be a private home -- something they don't have access to -- so, instead, they would drink clandestinely in alleys, parking lots, and their hotel rooms. Alcohol, of course, is easier to… Read more.

Cannabis delivery, relaxed distribution rules get Henderson council’s approval

May 19, 2023 · Las Vegas Sun

The Henderson City Council on Tuesday approved new rules to relax limitations on cannabis dispensaries within the city, including allowing delivery service. The new bill strikes a previous colocation requirement and limits the amount of cannabis sales facilities to no more than 11 in city limits. It also removes the section that allowed for waivers of or reductions to the required 1-mile minimum separation distance between cannabis dispensaries. Council also repealed a previous ruling passed in September 2017 that required… Read more.

Planet 13 Reports Q1 Loss, Maintains Nevada Market Share

May 16, 2023 · Green Market Report

Net loss for the quarter rose due to lower gross profit and high one-time costs. Las Vegas-based Planet 13 Holdings Inc. (CSE:PLTH) (OTCQB:PLNHF) posted a 3% decline in revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, which it primarily attributed to a significant drop in the average price of cannabis in Nevada. Quarterly revenue fell to $24.9 million from $25.7 million in the same period in 2022. Amid recent downturns, the company saw improvements in retail revenue from their SuperStore, as cannabis prices… Read more.

Nevada Sports Regulators Send Proposal To Stop Penalizing Fighters Over Marijuana To The Governor

May 1, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

Nevada sports regulators have voted to send a proposed regulatory amendment to the governor that would formally protect athletes from being penalized over using or possessing marijuana in compliance with state law. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) met on Tuesday to consider the proposed change, which would codify a policy that was informally instituted in 2021. Members voted to put the cannabis reform through the administrative process to be adopted into its guidance, first sending it to Gov. Joe Lombardo (R).… Read more.

10 Best-Rated Dispensaries in Las Vegas

April 27, 2023 · MG Magazine

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA at the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign at dusk.

With continued market expansion, gaining traction as a dispensary isn’t getting any easier. For operators trying to succeed in major cities with legal adult-use markets for interested tourists, standing out requires an even more pointed effort. Cannabis has been legal for adults in Nevada since 2016. Couple that with a highly-developed, city-wide understanding of how to cater to the nearly 40 million annual tourists looking to have a good time, and you’ve got yourself a prime model for coming out on top… Read more.

Expand Your Mind at the Best Weed Museums in the U.S.

April 15, 2023 · Thrillist

THE FIRST THING YOU SEE upon entering the Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood is a digital stained glass window stamped “Cannfessional.” Behind it is a small sound booth, wrapped in cloud-print wallpaper, with a glowing neon chair and a microphone dangling from the ceiling. Facing the chair on the wall is a TV with a camera mounted on top. This is where you reveal your truth. With the Cannfessional, the museum encourages participants to record themselves telling stories… Read more.

Nevada Senators Approve Bill To Create Psychedelics Working Group To Plan For ‘Safe, Accessible And Affordable’ Access

April 15, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

Nevada lawmakers have approved a revised bill that would create a new working group to study psychedelics and develop a plan to allow regulated access for therapeutic purposes. While the legislation before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee as introduced would have legalized psilocybin and promoted research into the psychedelic, as well as encouraged studies of MDMA, the panel adopted an amendment that scales it back significantly. As approved in a voice vote on Thursday, Sen. Rochelle Nguyen’s (D)… Read more.

Celebrate 420: How to prep for the cannabis holiday in Las Vegas

April 7, 2023 · Las Vegas Sun

Every cannabis consumer’s favorite holiday is quickly approaching, and we’re prepping early at Planet 13. From products to activities and snacks to deals, use this guide to prepare for this year’s highly anticipated 420. Products to try 420 is a great opportunity to try new products and brands, taking advantage of the deals offered on flower, dabs, edibles and more. Create a tasting menu: Start the day with cannabis-infused coffee or orange juice, consume a preroll in the afternoon, enjoy… Read more.

Nevada Senators Discuss Psilocybin Legalization Bill In Committee, Including Amendment To Increase Possession Limit

March 24, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

Nevada senators held a hearing on a bill to legalize the possession of psilocybin on Thursday, discussing a proposed amendment to remove therapeutic use provisions and taking extensive testimony from advocates and experts—including from an Assembly lawmaker who shared his own experience with ketamine treatment. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee took up the legislation from Sen. Rochelle Nguyen (D), which under the amendment would remove criminal penalties for possession of up to six ounces of the psychedelic for adults… Read more.

Decriminalizing magic mushrooms on the minds of Nevada legislators

March 24, 2023 · Las Vegas Review-Journal

Small amounts of fungi that produces so-called magic mushrooms may soon be decriminalized under a bill heard by lawmakers Thursday. An amended version of Senate Bill 242, presented by Rochelle Nguyen, D-Las Vegas, would allow individuals older than 21 to possess, use and consume 30 grams of the dried fungi that produces psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms. “Twenty-eight grams of fentanyl is not the equivalent of 28 grams of mushrooms and they are treated, in our law, the same,” Nguyen said. The bill also… Read more.

Oakland Bliss lays framework for the psychedelic market with consistent lab testing, tracking batch and lot numbers, and a compassionate program for veterans.

Oakland Bliss, a psychedelic company based in Oakland, is leading the way in setting standards for the emerging market. The company has consistently lab tested their products, implemented batch and lot tracking numbers, and is the first psychedelic product to have a Universal Product Code (UPC). The company’s commitment to harm reduction has been widely praised, and it has set the bar for others in the industry. “Our focus on harm reduction is at the core of our mission,” said… Read more.

Cannabis could be sold, consumed at certain events if new Nevada bill passes

March 18, 2023 ·

You could be able to sell and consume cannabis and cannabis products at certain events if a new bill passes the Nevada legislature. State lawmakers are looking at a new bill being proposed by Assemblyman Cameron "C.H." Miller. According to the bill, it would allow portable cannabis vendors to set up show. However, the event, as well as vendors, would need to receive a license from the Cannabis Compliance Board. For consumers, they would have to be at least 21 years old… Read more.

‘Amsterdam of the West?’: City not budging on pot lounge regulations

A week before a possible vote on rules for upcoming cannabis consumption lounges, the city of Las Vegas had not budged on a proposed 1,000-foot separation requirement between such establishments, a regulation applicants say could hamper turning the downtown area into the “Amsterdam of the West.” And while prospective license holders could apply for a waiver, their businesses could not afford to “gamble” with the uncertainty of leasing a location and then having their waiver denied, proponents told Seth Floyd,… Read more.

As part of rebranding effort, off-Strip boutique hotel wants to be ‘cannabis-inclusive’

February 21, 2023 · Las Vegas Sun

A Las Vegas off-Strip hotel plans to have an entire floor of cannabis-friendly rooms. Under new ownership by Elevations Hotels & Resorts, the Artisan Hotel Boutique will be rebranded as The Lexi. Officials at the 64-room property near Interstate 15 and Sahara Avenue say the ongoing multimillion-dollar transformation into a more modern, cannabis-inclusive hotel will attract tourists and locals alike. It hopes to open the cannabis floor in the spring. “(The Lexi is) going to be the coolest place to… Read more.