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Weed whistleblower turns to FBI

Nevada's federally-prohibited marijuana industry and the agency that regulates it, the Nevada Department of Taxation, have caught the generally unwelcome attention of the FBI,...
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Marijuana poised to overtake mining in state tax revenue

Nevada’s mining industry generated $7.7 billion dollars in gross sales in fiscal 2018 and paid $125 million in state and local taxes.      By contrast, the...
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2019 selections & reflections from the Nevada Current’s staff

Note: 2019 was the Current’s first full year of publication. To look back on the year, each member of the Nevada Current staff picked...
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Fearful of an epidemic, Nevada officials set sights on vaping

An outbreak of lung injuries nationwide has prompted public health officials in Nevada to push for additional research into the safety of vaping and...
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Watchdog committee on cannabis industry quietly disappears

How should THC content in cannabis be measured?  What’s an acceptable daily intake of pesticides for an adult consuming marijuana?  How about an acceptable...
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Washington analyst notified Nevada regulators of suspicious rise in THC

An analyst’s presentation to Nevada’s Marijuana Enforcement Division in September prompted the state to launch an investigation into possible THC manipulation at cannabis laboratories....
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Cannabis a risk to fetal development, says UNLV School of Medicine study

Daily use of marijuana during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, and can “disrupt the...
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State to weed buyers: Caveat emptor

Consumers in Nevada paid $170 million in marijuana taxes during the first two years of legal recreational sales.  Some of that money was to...
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LVCVA: CBD unwelcome at CBD trade show

From skin products to easing arthritis to quieting yappy dogs, CBD, the substance in the marijuana plant that doesn’t intoxicate, is all the rage...
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Taxation Director’s daughter works for Marijuana Division she oversees 

Juice. It’s long been the best means of getting some jobs in Nevada. Friends, lovers and relatives get squeezed into jobs every day in...

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