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Bipartisan legislation making its way through Congress would give legal cannabis companies access to the federal banking system. This week a majority of attorneys general from around the U.S. signed a letter supporting the so-called SAFE Banking Act, including in Colorado, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico.

 

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Reno City Council has decided to keep its limit on marijuana dispensaries to eight licenses. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

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Outgoing Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval wants to move a percentage of marijuana tax dollars to fund education-related programs. To learn more, KUNR News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Bob Conrad of ThisisReno about Sandoval's budget recommendations for the state.

Marijuana taxes generated more than $8 million in August, setting another monthly record in Nevada. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details. 

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Nevada could gather more than $1 billion from the marijuana industry by 2024, according to an industry group's recent economic analysis. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more. 

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Just over a year ago, Nevada legalized recreational cannabis. While the industry is booming, many rural communities are slow to adopt it and many questions related to banking and employment policies remain. To help break this all down, our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with contributor Kaleb Roedel. Kaleb has been covering this topic at length for the Northern Nevada Business View.

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The City of South Lake Tahoe will allow two cannabis "microbusinesses," a model being described as the "craft breweries of cannabis." Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

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A district court judge in Carson City has granted a preliminary injunction that prohibits the state of Nevada from issuing distribution licenses for recreational pot to anyone other than wholesale alcohol distributors.

The ruling could impact the start date for retail cannabis sales, which were set to begin on July first.

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Tuesday, 5:04 p.m. update:

A district court judge in Carson City has granted a preliminary injunction that prohibits the state of Nevada from issuing distribution licenses for recreational pot to anyone other than wholesale alcohol distributors.

Marijuana has been used medicinally for thousands of years, but since about 1900, the plant has been politicized and vilified to the point that current decisions about it are still being impacted by decisions made a century ago. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno takes a historic look back at the drug and the controversy surrounding it. 

 

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The 79th Regular Session of the Nevada Legislature is officially over. After 120 days, lawmakers have wheeled, dealed, debated and ultimately passed hundreds of bills as well as a budget worth billions of dollars over the next two years. Reno Public Radio’s Paul Boger reports.

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The clock is running out at the Nevada Legislature, with lawmakers facing a midnight deadline to close out a state budget for the next two years. 

Michelle Matus

A court order could delay implementation of early recreational marijuana sales in Nevada. Reno Public Radio’s Paul Boger reports.

A district court judge in Carson City has placed a temporary restraining order preventing the state’s Department of Taxation from enforcing a deadline for submitting recreational marijuana license applications.

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Drama in the 2017 legislative session hit critical mass Thursday, after Senate Republicans voted against a bill that would have created a new tax on the sale of recreational cannabis. By killing the measure, lawmakers began a tit-for-tat domino effect that could possibly end in the governor calling a special legislative session. Reno Public Radio’s Paul Boger reports.

Medical and now recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada. Many businesses in the state are grappling with drafting drug policies to ensure workplace safety. Diana Albiniano is a Reno based human resources consultant with Solutions At Work. She helps employers customize policies that work for their type of industry and explains that workplace drug policies should address the specific needs of an industry.

Increased tourism and the tax money associated with it was one of the top arguments for legalizing recreational cannabis. But how have other states dealt with pot tourism? Reno Public Radio's Paul Boger spoke with Northern Colorado Community Radio's Luke Runyon about what's going on in his state.

“Let’s chat about the impact legalized recreational marijuana had had on Colorado’s tourism industry.”

Michelle Matus

The Nevada department of taxation Monday approved temporary regulations that open the door for marijuana establishments to begin selling recreational pot July first.

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow local governments to decide whether adults will be able to use recreational marijuana in public places.

Nevada could soon become the first state to legalize the consumption of marijuana in public places. Senate Bill 236 would allow city and county officials to decide to permit short or long-term pot consumption at casinos, bars, outdoor events and other public places as long as they are not within 1000 feet of a school or community facility.

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As the marijuana industry is expanding in Nevada, cannabis testing labs are playing an important role in the quality of the end-product. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports a local facility is upping the standard of its operations.

California To Vote Again On Recreational Weed

Jul 4, 2016
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California will vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana come November. Our California-based reporter Amy Westervelt has that story.

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