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Cannabis amnesty boxes set up in Las Vegas airport

Cannabis amnesty boxes set up in Las Vegas airport

February 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Tourists and typical travelers alike can now safely dispose of their cannabis products before catching a plane out of Las Vegas, thanks to these new amnesty boxes. Ten green, metal containers dubbed "amnesty boxes" have been set up at the McCarran International Aiport in Las Vegas in order to prevent...

Las Vegas may have cannabis lounges within a few months

Las Vegas may have cannabis lounges within a few months

December 20, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor We’ve talked about Nevada’s need for cannabis lounges before, but it looks like Las Vegas could be on its way to making them happen. According to the Las Vegas Sun, officials in the city are working on regulations that would allow cannabis lounges to...

Casinos filled with cannabis smoke? Not likely

Casinos filled with cannabis smoke? Not likely

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Wouldn’t it be fun to go to a casino in Las Vegas and light up a joint without getting in trouble? Well, unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to do that anytime soon. The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee is currently discussing this topic, and local advocates say they don’t believe there will be any changes made to current policies. ...

High sales in Nevada’s social market come as no surprise

High sales in Nevada’s social market come as no surprise

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Nevada only started selling cannabis for social use in July, and it’s already raking in a lot of money from it, according to a new report from the state’s tax department. Over $27 million worth of cannabis was sold in the first month, which is far more than Colorado, Oregon o...

Feds threatening Nevada tribes looking to tap into legal cannabis

Feds threatening Nevada tribes looking to tap into legal cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 6, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

According to tribal members residing Nevada, federal agencies are threatening cannabis businesses on tribal land even though state social cannabis sales began in July. Although Nevada’s tribal cannabis compact bill became law this summer and allowed tribes to grow and sell cannabis, there are curr...

Nevada to address cannabis industry interactions with casinos

Nevada to address cannabis industry interactions with casinos

Sara Tiradossi

September 22, 2017


Filed under Social cannabis

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced Wednesday morning he ordered a committee to make policy recommendations on how casinos should work with cannabis businesses. The committee will discuss whether gaming establishments can exchange money with cannabis businesses and whether they can host events...

City council allows 24/7 dispensary near the Las Vegas strip

City council allows 24/7 dispensary near the Las Vegas strip

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 22, 2017


Filed under Social cannabis

The Las Vegas City Council unanimously voted to allow a dispensary near the strip to stay open 24 hours a day. Although city code dictates dispensaries must close between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., Oasis Cannabis will be the first dispensary near major strip businesses to remain open 24/7. North Las Vegas...

What you need to know about Nevada’s social cannabis club debate

What you need to know about Nevada’s social cannabis club debate

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor With a little luck, Nevada could be the first state to feature social cannabis clubs and lounges soon. That’s because the state’s Legislative Counsel Bureau said on Sept. 11 that state law does not prohibit it, and many in the state have been fighting for these kinds of establishments t...

Las Vegas officials to wait for Denver before opening cannabis clubs

Las Vegas officials to wait for Denver before opening cannabis clubs

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

Las Vegas officials decided on Tuesday to wait until Denver authorizes the nation’s first cannabis clubs before establishing their own lounges in Nevada. The discussion began among commissioners after Legislature attorneys concluded nothing in state law could prohibit local governments from all...

Gov. concerned about future public cannabis use in Nevada

Gov. concerned about future public cannabis use in Nevada

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 15, 2017


Filed under Politics, Social cannabis

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval raised concerns about a new opinion by state lawyers which said nothing in state law would prohibit local governments from allowing cannabis consumption within businesses. Sandoval said he is concerned the opinion would cause businesses which allow consumption to pop up syste...

Former NFL player’s Las Vegas dispensary flourishes after social cannabis legalization

Former NFL player’s Las Vegas dispensary flourishes after social cannabis legalization

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 12, 2017


Filed under Culture, Social cannabis

Retired NFL player Frank Hawkins was the first entrepreneur to open a medical cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, and since social cannabis legalization in Nevada, he can sell to anyone over the age of 21.  Since July 1, the Nevada Wellness Center experienced a boom in sales as it competed for the...

Nevada gaming commission continues to reject cannabis industry

Nevada gaming commission continues to reject cannabis industry

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 28, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase, Social cannabis

On Thursday, The Nevada Gaming Commission said they will not cannabis in casinos anytime soon. In a series of policy discussions, the Nevada Gaming Commission said on Thursday cannabis will not be allowed in Nevada casinos as long as the plant is considered federally illegal. Commissioners s...

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