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How To Get A Nevada Marijuana License. It Ain’t Easy

Nevada has finalized its rules for state marijuana businesses and its regime continues to make applicants jump through some serious hoops to operate in the Silver State. Not only is the license issuance fee $30,000 (on top of a $5,000 non-refundable fee just to apply), but applicants will only have a ten-day window to apply

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NEWS ALERT: Nevada Announces Cannabis Application Dates

The State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health just announced (via email) that it will be accepting applications from qualified applicants for Medical Marijuana Establishment Registration Certificates. The Division of Public and Behavioral Health (Division) will be accepting application for ten business days from August 5 through August

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Nevada MMJ Licenses. What It Takes, Every Single Step Of The Way.

Nevada recently revised its medical marijuana laws to institute a licensing regime for medical marijuana businesses, creating a transparent chain of distribution and sale for medical marijuana. Though the State of Nevada has not yet opened its ten-day window for license applicants, Clark County has already opened and closed its local permitting window for medical marijuana dispensaries,

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Washington State Cannabis Lottery Winners. The New Policy On Location Changes.

The LCB just clarified its position regarding a retail lotto winner’s ability to move its location post lottery by making clear that lottery winners cannot change their winning locations, with the following few distinct exceptions: + An applicant with a validly executed letter of intent for its location and who were also competing with other applicants

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How to Sue a City or County Over Cannabis

Our cannabis lawyers have recently been getting an increasing number of inquiries about how to sue cities and counties in both Washington and Oregon. The Washington calls have been coming since Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued an opinion stating that Washington cities and counties can “opt out” from I-502. Our Oregon calls have

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Washington State Cannabis Retail Lottery Results Trickling In. What To Do Next.

Washington State officials have been alerting retail pot store applicants and it is expected that they will conclude those notices today.  UPDATE: the notices are now all out. In Pot-store lottery losers, winners plot next moves, Seattle Times reporter Bob Young (who does an excellent job covering the pot beat) wrote on how some are getting happy

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Illinois Medical Marijuana Rulemaking Moves Forward, Part III

The most detailed of the draft rules and regulations released by Illinois state agencies administering the state’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program come from the Department of Agriculture, which oversees cultivation centers. So it is fitting that some of the finer changes in the latest draft of rules and regulations came from Ag.

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Illinois Medical Marijuana Rulemaking Moves Forward

Newly revised versions of the rules and regulations for implementation of Illinois’ Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program were released yesterday. You can review them all here. These drafts reflect comments submitted by the public after the rules’ initial release in late January and early February. This post addresses revisions to the Department of

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Top Ten Marijuana Industry Red Flags

We’ve been marijuana business lawyers for a long time now and in multiple states, and being on the front lines of this industry means that we have seen a lot of good and bad actors. In this post, we share the Top Ten Marijuana Industry Red Flags so that you know what to look for to

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FBI And Washington State Play Nice On Marijuana Background Checks

In a rapid turn of events, the FBI just agreed to give Washington State access to its background databases to allow Washington’s Liquor Control Board to better vet I-502 applicants and existing licensees. The FBI had previously said that it wouldn’t perform such checks without giving a clear firm reason for its refusal. The FBI