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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.

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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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This fall, Nevada residents will vote on whether or not to allow marijuana for recreational use, and Wednesday, the University of Nevada School of Medicine is hosting a Marijuana Summit. But as Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, the conference has drawn some criticism.

The summit, which is being billed as a marijuana education event, does not include speakers who support marijuana legalization and is being funded with a federal grant.

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.

Nevada could be next in line to legalize pot

Nov 13, 2014

An initiative to allow recreational marijuana in Nevada has gained enough signatures to go on the ballot next election. 

 

It was a good election year for supporters of legalizing pot. Voters in two states and Washington D.C. passed laws allowing recreational use of the drug. While it wasn't on the ballot in Nevada, plenty of people plan to vote for it here come 2016.  

"We turned in just over 200,000 signatures."  

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