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Outside lawyer enlisted to represent former state marijuana regulator; attorney general acknowledges federal investigation

May 12th, 2020 - 12:41pm
Jorge Pupo was put on leave and then left the Nevada Department of Taxation in fall 2019. State documents show Welch will be representing Pupo in an ongoing case filed in January 2019 by marijuana dispensaries that did not receive state licenses for additional retail stores and have alleged unfair practices by the state.

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Tax Commission approves settlements with two marijuana companies, including lab accused of reporting inflated THC levels

February 13th, 2020 - 3:44pm
The complaint also alleged a list of additional regulatory violations, including failure to maintain surveillance and alarm systems, “unintentionally destroying or concealing evidence” by failing to keep a failed sample for at least 30 days, failure to destroy waste marijuana and failure to properly maintain data in the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system.

IndyBlog | Marijuana | State Government

Sisolak gets ‘A’ grade from pro-marijuana-legalization group

January 29th, 2020 - 3:48pm
Governors who earned failing grades are those who have taken firm stances against marijuana legalization, including Nebraska’s Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. NORML cited a position paper Ricketts wrote describing cannabis as a gateway drug and a promise to “veto any legislation that attempts to make marijuana use lawful in the Cornhusker State.”

Economy & Business | Marijuana | State Government

Treasurer trying to cut cash from cannabis, but skeptics say ‘closed loop’ is far from solving pot banking woes

January 26th, 2020 - 2:00am
Several states have attempted such a feat, but if successful, Nevada would be the first state to apply closed-loop technology to legal marijuana markets that are unable to freely participate in banking because marijuana is a federally illegal controlled substance and banking is intimately tied to the federal government.

IndyBlog | Marijuana | State Government

Sisolak’s top legal adviser, architect of new cannabis regulatory regime leaving for private sector

January 23rd, 2020 - 9:47am
Gibson, who previously worked as head of the gaming division in the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, played a key role in designing a new Cannabis Control Board in the mold of Nevada’s well-respected Gaming Control Board. He chaired an advisory board that worked to craft the bill authorizing the new board.

Health Care | Marijuana | State Government

To tackle vaping epidemic, state officials want to use playbook for fighting opioid abuse

January 2nd, 2020 - 2:00am
Fifteen percent of high schoolers in Nevada reported they had vaped in 2017, compared with less than 7 percent who said they had smoked cigarettes during that time period. The Southern Nevada Health District has reported five vaping-related lung illness cases in the last three months, including that of a 19-year-old College of Southern Nevada student who had to be put into an induced coma and on a ventilator to breathe, Ford said.



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