Cannabis

Michelle Matus

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.

Noah Glick

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.

Michelle Matus

Production and cultivation of marijuana are ramping up in Nevada, but development on a commercial scale comes with certain air quality challenges.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah visited a specialized greenhouse to learn more about the potential environmental impact of the cannabis industry.

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.

Michelle Matus

By legalizing recreational marijuana, Nevada voters have opened up the door for new businesses eager to serve this growing market.

But as Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, getting into the retail cannabis game comes at a high cost.

374 Labs

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.

Elko Extends Ban on Medical Marijuana Shops

Feb 1, 2016
Brett Levin, CC by 2.0

Elko is extending its ban on medical marijuana shops despite comments from residents who want it lifted.

Elko Daily Free Press reporter Marianne McKown says most people who attended the meeting last week spoke in favor of the dispensaries.

“Pretty much everybody who got up said that they were for lifting the ban on medical marijuana,” she says, “because it’s already hard enough to find doctors; we shouldn’t eliminate being able to get our medicine.”

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…

“Jobs…”

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 Medical Marijuana Industry Poised For Growth

Aug 20, 2015
Julia Ritchey

 Nevada's second medical marijuana dispensary opens its doors next week, but a state backlog has many patients still waiting to receive their cards. Even though the industry is in its infancy, our reporter Julia Ritchey tells us that demand is high. 

The new Sierra Wellness Connection dispensary is fairly inconspicuous in an office park off Second Street.

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.

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