Are there too many dispensaries in Las Vegas valley?



Does Clark County need more marijuana dispensaries?  That’s a question being posed by County Commissioner Susan Brager.

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The Las Vegas Marijuana Business Conference Begins Today



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Door opens for public marijuana smoking lounges



A legal opinion from Nevada’s Legislative Counsel Bureau opens the door for local governments to possibly issue permits allowing for smoking pot in designated public places.

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Former attorney indicted for theft involving Las Vegas marijuana dispensary



According to the State Bar of Nevada, Easton K. Harris committed more than 100 violations involving clients of his law practice over several years.

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Nevada approves opening up marijuana distribution rights



Nevada has approved opening up marijuana distribution rights.

Nevada’s Department of Taxation has decided that there are an inadequate number of liquor distributors interested in transporting marijuana to retail establishments.

The decision came after a hearing on whether the alcohol industry alone is sufficient to distribute pot to points of sale.

The agency will begin processing distribution licenses to marijuana licensees, Deonne Contine said.

The alcohol industry was given the exclusive right for 18 months to distribute recreational marijuana under the ballot measure that legalized sales. But that exclusivity was based on having enough distributors to fill the need.

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Marijuana companies in Las Vegas area warned by county



Clark County issued a stern message to Southern Nevada marijuana businesses: Stop advertising stoned yoga, or we’ll yank your license to sell weed.
In a letter sent Monday, Clark County Business Licensing Director Jacqueline Holloway told cannabis companies to stop advertising events that promote public marijuana consumption — including events held at a person’s home.
“We write to remind you that public consumption of marijuana is unlawful,” the letter reads.
“It is unlawful to advertise and invite the public to consume marijuana at parties, dining events, recreational events such as yoga and swimming, and other types of events, even if events are held in a private residence.”
Holloway also noted that any pot business found to be sponsoring or even affiliated with an event or business promoting public consumption “risks the suspension or revocation of their business license.”
County spokesman Erik Pappa said some of businesses were recently listed as sponsors for events that paired yoga and karate with marijuana consumption.

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