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Nevada: Licensed Adult Use Marijuana Sales Set To Begin Saturday

Starting on Saturday, July 1, specially licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Nevada will have the opportunity to engage in the retail sale of marijuana to adults. State tax regulators finalized temporary rules on Monday governing adult use sales. Regulators so far have issued over 80 licenses to business establishments seeking to engage in activities specific … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Governor Vetoes Bill Vacating Past Marijuana Convictions

Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed legislation, Assembly Bill 259, that sought to allow minor marijuana offenders to vacate and seal their past convictions. The measure stated: “If a person has been convicted of a misdemeanor for the possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana in violation of subsection 4 of NRS 453.336 or for a … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Governor Signs Bill Imposing New Marijuana-Related Taxes

Governor Brian Sandoval has signed legislation, Senate Bill 487, imposing new tax rates on marijuana-related business transactions. The measure imposes an excise tax of 15 percent on wholesale cannabis sales to both medical and recreational facilities. The measure also imposes an additional ten percent retail sales tax on marijuana or marijuana-related products sold at retail … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Governor Signs Hemp Expansion Law

Governor Brian Sandoval has signed legislation, Senate Bill 396, expanding the state’s hemp law to permit broader commercial cultivation of the crop. The new law permits regulators to license growers to engage in hemp cultivation and to produce edible products derived from hemp. Under a 2015 law, hemp could only be produced as part of … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Oppose The Proposed Tax on Medical Marijuana

Senate Bill 487 would increase the current excise tax on marijuana from two to ten percent of the sales price of the marijuana or product. While NORML generally does not oppose the imposition of fair and reasonable sales taxes on the commercial sales of cannabis for recreational purposes, we do not support such excessive taxation … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Legislation Pending To Permit Social Use

Update: SB236 passed out of the Assembly Government Operations Committee on May 16. Update: SB 236 passed the Senate by a margin of 21-12. It will now be sent to the house. Update: SB 236 was amended in the Senate Judiciary Committee on 4/12 and it passed as amended. Update: SB 236 was heard in the … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Bill to Amend Traffic Safety Laws Before Governor

Legislation awaits action from Gov. Brian Sandoval to amend Nevada’s per se traffic safety laws for carboxy-THC., Assembly Bill 135 eliminates statutes criminalizing the operation of a motor vehicle if a driver has detectable levels of carboxy THC in his/her urine. Carboxy-THC is an non-psychoactive waste product of THC that may be present for days … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Measure Seeks to Vacate Former Marijuana Convictions

Legislation is pending, Assembly Bill 259, to vacate certain marijuana possession convictions that occurred prior to the plant’s legalization.  The measure would permit those with criminal convictions for offenses involving the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana prior to January 1, 2017 to have their convictions vacated. Please use the pre-written letter below … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Measure Seeks to Vacate Former Marijuana Convictions

Legislation is pending, Assembly Bill 259, to vacate certain marijuana possession convictions that occurred prior to the plant’s legalization.  The measure would permit those with criminal convictions for offenses involving the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana prior to January 1, 2017 to have their convictions vacated. Please use the pre-written letter below … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Legislation Pending To Permit Social Use

Senate legislation is pending, SB 236, to regulate the social use of cannabis. The measure allows select businesses to apply for licensing to permit adult marijuana use on their premises. It would also allow event organizers to seek permits to allow adult use at specific events.  To date, private adult use of marijuana is permitted, … Continue reading »

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