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Business bummed by bill to nullify pot test for job applicants

BY: - February 21, 2019

Conundrum. The word was repeated often Wednesday during the first hearing for Assembly Bill 132, which would prevent an employer from not hiring an applicant just because they test positive for marijuana. Those representing business associations, who spoke during the hearing, acknowledged the need to take steps dealing with the legal quagmire recreational marijuana has […]

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Bill would outlaw rejecting job applicants who flunk a pot test

BY: - February 14, 2019

Nevada employers could be prevented from not hiring someone just because they test positive for marijuana, if a bill introduced in the Legislature Wednesday becomes law. Assemblywoman Dina Neal, who is sponsoring the bill along with her fellow Democrats, Assemblymen William McCurdy and Edgar Flores, said it doesn’t make sense for jobs to omit people […]


Sisolak signs order to begin creation of weed regulatory board

BY: - January 25, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an executive order Friday establishing an advisory panel for the creation of a Cannabis Compliance Board. The board will be tasked with preparing language for the regulation, distribution, cultivation, production and laboratory testing of cannabis in the upcoming legislative session. “The success of the general cannabis industry in the state is […]

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Weed injustice called out as a civil rights issue

BY: - January 21, 2019

“In any civilized society, it is every citizen’s responsibility to obey just laws. But at the same time, it is every citizen’s responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Dissent is indeed the highest form of patriotism among advocates of cannabis who have long fought not only for their right to partake, but […]

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Kirkpatrick comes out swinging, wants pot money spent on homelessness

BY: - January 8, 2019

The Clark County Commission is considering a proposal from its new chairwoman, Marilyn Kirkpatrick, to spend a windfall of marijuana business license fee revenue on Southern Nevada’s homeless problem. Marijuana-related businesses generated $9.3 million in business license fees in fiscal year 2018 and are on track to reach $11 million in fiscal year 2019. “I […]


Cannabis Catch-22

BY: - November 9, 2018

You can buy it.  But you can’t smoke it. Such is the status of the recreational weed industry in Nevada for more than 47 million visitors who can legally buy cannabis but can’t legally consume it, thanks to a state law that prohibits use in public places.    In other words, the state, while happy […]

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Strict THC limits linger in courts even after pot legalized

BY: - September 27, 2018

Tuesday, Jeff Krajnak thought he might be going to jail. “Well tomorrow is the big day. Sentencing and it looks like I’ll be alone in the courtroom again. Thanks for the support and see you guys in a couple years!” wrote Krajnak in a Facebook post. On Wednesday Krajnak, an ex-Navy Seabee, was sentenced to […]

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Patchwork state laws fail medical marijuana patients

BY: - July 2, 2018

Jeff Krajnak did multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy Seabee. After 15 years of service, his squad was hit with an improvised explosive device. “It changed me forever,” Krajnak said. After developing PTSD and related pain issues, he was medically discharged from the military. During his nights, the traumas of war raked […]

Daily Current: Nevada’s Weed Gamble: One Year Later

BY: - June 30, 2018

Dana Gentry’s story Saturday highlights a series in the Current marking Sunday’s one-year anniversary of legal recreational marijuana sales in Nevada. Stories in the series so far: Weed legal, but can still separate families Are job drug tests for weed on the way out? Is the Green rush leaving women and minorities behind? Cash, cleanliness, black […]


Cash, cleanliness, black market are biggest worries on legal weed anniversary

BY: - June 30, 2018

If money is a curse, there’s a powerful hex over Nevada’s fledgling cannabis industry.   Barely a year old and the legal weed business is smashing projections for sales ($433.5 million in the ten months reported so far) and tax revenue (projected at $50 million for the year, revenue has reached $55.5 million after ten reported […]


Is the Green rush leaving women and minorities behind?

BY: - June 29, 2018

How do you create equity in the cannabis industry so people of color, low-income communities and those disenfranchised by marijuana laws can benefit from a multimillion-dollar business? A year into recreational sales bringing new employment and business opportunities to the state, Nevada is still trying to answer that question.   “In my opinion, (the state) […]

Are job drug tests for weed on the way out?

BY: - June 28, 2018

Nevadans and our visitors love legal marijuana.  Sales are topping $40 million a month and tax revenue will far exceed the projected $50 million for the first year.  That’s a lot of people smoking weed, eating edibles and vaping concentrates.    Twenty percent of Americans now live in a state where marijuana is legal and […]