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.

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.

Nevada Tribe To Enter Medical Cannabis Industry

Oct 28, 2015
Alexa Ard

  One of Nevada's tribal reservations is diving into the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports.

The Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe of Nevada and Oregon are planning to open a medical cannabis cultivation facility, and there’s only one reason why…


That’s tribal chairman Tildon Smart.

“…to bring our people out of poverty, to create the jobs that we can better our community. And the profits would be used for helping out with programs.”

Nevada's First Medical Marijuana Shop Opens

Jul 31, 2015
Julia Ritchey

Nevada's first medical marijuana dispensary opened Friday in Sparks. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports.

Workers at Silver State Relief are anticipating a long line of customers when they open at 10 a.m.

The store is located in an industrial area of Sparks off McCarran Boulevard. 

The state authorized dispensaries in 2013, but it's taken would-be business owners another two years to navigate the regulations.

Aron Swan is the general manager of the shop. He says cannabis provides a real alternative for people in pain.