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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.


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.


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.


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.


Smoking legal pot in Las Vegas tricky for tourists

The legal use of marijuana is the latest temptation available to tens of millions of people who visit Las Vegas each year. But the law mandates the legally bought marijuana be consumed in a private residence, which puts tourists in a tough spot. Mark Strassmann reports.

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Good to Know Nevada marijuana campaign addresses child safety

In addition to child safety measures, the site includes information on what is legal versus illegal, edible safety, where to legally purchase and other resources.


Price hike in marijuana causing some medical patients to buy cannabis on Nevada streets instead

According to Emily Wilson, some medical patients across the valley can’t afford the price gouge and are turning to the streets for cheaper prices.