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Nevada Rejects Alcohol Distributors’ Cannabis Appeal

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s marijuana regulators have rejected an appeal by a group of alcohol distributors who wanted to block the state from licensing cannabis businesses to transport marijuana from growers to retail stores.

The state Tax Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to uphold the Tax Department’s earlier decision to expand the licensing to those other than liquor distributors because they have been unable to keep up with demand.

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The distribution turf battle has been tied up in district court and administrative appeals since legal recreational sales began July 1.

Kevin Benson a lawyer for the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada says they haven’t decided whether to file another lawsuit challenging the state’s position.

Tax Department spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein says it’s not clear how soon the new distribution licenses could be issued.


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Time to Leave Las Vegas, Gaming Commish Tells Cannabis Trade Shows

Nevada gaming officials have long forbidden marijuana use in casinos. But an advisory floated last week threatens to wipe out the cannabis industry’s biggest convention in Las Vegas, as well as a number of smaller seminars and trade shows.

The Gaming Commission strongly ‘discouraged’ casinos from hosting shows or conferences that promote cannabis.

Though no official vote was taken nor policy established, the five-member Nevada Gaming Commission during its monthly meeting Aug. 24 unanimously agreed that casino licensees should be “discouraged” from hosting cannabis-related trade shows or conferences in casino convention spaces and ballrooms.

“The marijuana industry and the gaming industries are two different industries and the two will not meet,” said commission chairman Tony Alamo. Alamo cited marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 controlled substance under federal law. “If licensees take that and move backwards from there I think they’re going to find themselves in the right place.”

The idea of pushing cannabis conventions out of Nevada casinos could threaten the annual MJ Biz Conference, the industry’s largest trade show. The even has been held in Las Vegas since 2012. Last year’s edition, held at the Rio All Suite Casino and Hotel, drew upwards of 10,000 attendees. This year’s show is expected to welcome more than  14,000 this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, according to event organizers.

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MJ Biz: We’re Always Legal

MJ Business Daily CEO Cassandra Farrington said her company wasn’t given a heads-up by the commission that the “strong stance” would take place Thursday.

‘There is no activated product’ at the MJ Biz show. ‘We’re a business-to-business trade show, like World of Concrete.’

Cassandra Farrington, CEO of MJ Business Daily

But Farrington, whose Denver-based organization hosts the annual show in Las Vegas, argued that the MJ Biz Conference would still fall into compliance with federal law and gaming venues because vendors do not sell consumable marijuana products.

“We are a business-to-business trade show like World of Concrete or many other conventions that come through Las Vegas,” Farrington said. “The people who exhibit at our shows are grow light manufacturers, seed-to-sale software producers, packaging experts, lawyers and accountants. There is no activated product for sale on the show floor at all.”

The MJ Biz Conference isn’t the only Las Vegas cannabis convention threatened by Thursday’s gaming commission meeting. There’s a cannabis conference, seminar, or expo practically every month, and many are held in casino resorts. There’s a Cannabis Career Fair in September, a Cannabis Nurses Network conference in October, and a cannabis processing facility design seminar in November. Pharmacology University is sponsoring a two-day medical cannabis seminar at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in October.

Dante Picazo, CEO of Dallas-based Pharmacology, said a focus on medical marijuana education will be key to ensuring the group’s success. Like Farrington, Picazo said he’s confident the convention will comply with federal regulations, because his estimated 1,500 attendees will be encouraged not to smoke or ingest the plant during the show.

“This conference is completely medical and completely about education,” Picazo said.

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Adding Drama to Nevada’s Big Summer

Thursday’s revelation continued a turbulent summer in for cannabis-casino regulations surrounding the launch of recreational marijuana sales in Nevada on July 1.

On June 7, Wynn Las Vegas removed CEO Isaac Dietrich of Denver-based social media platform MassRoots from the casino as Dietrich attempted to sign up for the casino giant’s Wynn Resorts’ Red Card program, allegedly due to his involvement in the marijuana industry.

Almost one month later, on July 3, organizers from Los Angeles-based MJIC Capital said the World of Cannabis Convention, which brought over 2,000 investors and industry professionals to the Palms last November, would not be returning to Las Vegas this year.

Alamo reiterated Monday that commission suggestions regarding casinos and marijuana industry business relationships were not official regulations, but rather items to be taken on a “situation by situation” basis at the discretion of individual gaming venues. As long as gaming operators comply with federal law, they’ve “accomplished what they need to do,” he said.

“We’re not here to micromanage the gaming business,” Alamo said. “At the end of the day, whatever they do, they have to set out to not allow the breaking of federal law within their sidewalks.”

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Going to Burning Man? Stock Up in Reno First

This weekend marks the opening of the first Burning Man in Nevada’s newly legal recreational cannabis era. But as it’s been since the Burning Man gathering moved to the Black Rock Desert in 1990 after four formative years on San Francisco’s Baker Beach, it’s against the law to consume cannabis or possess drug paraphernalia on the federally regulated Playa in the Black Rock Desert.

Stop in for a Burner Box at Blüm, eat at The Eddy, crash at the Grand Sierra.

Of course, all manner of drugs—botanical, pharmaceutical and experimental—are openly consumed by thousands of people during the 8-day festival, to say nothing of the flaunting of state laws against indecent exposure, lewdness and obscenity. We just need to note the legal technicalities here.

With that in mind, if you’re Burning this weekend you’re probably going through Reno, which is about 125 miles south of the gathering. Allow me to introduce you to the cannabis side of town.

Cannabis Retailers: Begin your Reno-Tahoe cannabis trip a short walk away from Reno’s “Biggest Little City” sign at Mynt, downtown Reno’s only cannabis store and creator/purveyor of Kynd, the locally produced, widely available line of flowers, edibles and concentrates. Blüm, one of Nevada’s emerging multi-store retailers, has a location in midtown, and Sierra Wellness Connection is your best option if you’re staying at the Grand Sierra Resort, east of downtown. Silver State Relief, east of downtown in Sparks, offers delivery and discounts for seniors and veterans. Kanna, north of the city in Sun Valley, runs an edibles special (20% off) every Monday.  Reef, one of the best-known shops in Las Vegas, has two outposts here; one is north of the city in Sun Valley, another is just off McCarran Avenue in Sparks.

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Try a “Burner Box”: One of my favorite new product is available starting Friday, Aug. 25: Burner Boxes, a collaboration between Blüm and Vegas Weekend Box, a Sin City startup that curates and markets Nevada’s best-selling cannabis products packaged in consumer-friendly style for tourists. At $299, Burner Boxes aren’t cheap but they are loaded with cannabis oil, edibles, bud and joints from leading Nevada producers, along with a state-of-the-art portable vaporizer and a high-end mini-torch that’ll withstand desert windstorms.

In the Burner Box: Kynd salted caramels.

Each Box includes a 500-mg Cannavative vape cartridge filled with limited-edition “Burner Blend” cannabis oil touted as stimulating euphoria equal to sunrise over the Playa; a four-pack of Kynd salted caramels hand-crafted by Reno’s top confectioner; Simply Pure’s Highly Edible gummy pucks; an eighth of Cannabiotix Strawberry Cough sativa flower, a 2016 High Times Cannabis Cup winner; two Tahoe Hydro terpene-enriched pre-rolls; a powerful high-end Colibri butane lighter; a VaporSlide vaporizer with a long-lasting battery; and a Burner-ized custom pack of KushKards, the Hallmark of stoner greeting cards featuring a handy match attached to each message, perfect for  sparking up joints and striking up conversations.

Pro tip: Bring your medical cannabis authorization from any legal medical cannabis state to avoid paying Nevada’s 10 percent excise tax.

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Where to eat? Try The Eddy, an open-air constellation of shipping containers in downtown Reno that features three bars, food trailers, plenty of patio space and games like cornhole and bocce ball. It’s located on the Truckee River but feels like it’s plucked from the Playa.

Burner Hotel-Spa Deals: Grand Sierra Resort and many other hotels offer pre- and apres-Burn room specials. The corporation that owns Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, and Circus Circus Hotel Casino in Reno and the Montbleu Resort Casino and Spa hosts in Lake Tahoe hosts an epic three-day, three-night Burning Man detox starting Sept. 4.

Burner Hostel: Blüm’s down the street from two major resorts — Atlantis and Peppermill — but for a taste of the Playa and its people, book a room at The Morris Burner Hostel, an artful Burning Man-themed 31-room lodge in downtown Reno. As is the case with Nevada hotels, you can’t smoke at Morris Burner Hostel. Enjoy edibles discretely.

Reno ahoy: Gateway to the Black Rock Desert. (Meinzahn/iStock)

Burner Art Park: With the Circus Circus’ clown as a backdrop, Burning Man art pieces fill a previously vacant lot in downtown Reno. Reno Playa Art Park features a self-guided audio tour via cellphone.

Burner Style: As of posting time, four-fifths of Gypsy Getaway Wagons’ fleet was already reserved by Burning Man-bound campers. But if you can snag the remaining tricked-out wagon, you can tow it or have it delivered to a private campground, where you can sequester inside the unit, hand-crafted by a Burning Man artist to resemble a gypsy wagon, for private smoke seshes.

More Eating and Drinking: Consider local options beyond the air-conditioned confines of casinos. Shopping for cannabis at Blum in Reno’s hip Midtown district? Stop by Brasserie Saint James, winner of the Great American Beer Festival’s 2014 Mid-Size Brewpub and Mid-Size Brewpub Brewer of the Year and the inspiration for the offshoot San Francisco brewpub. The menu features Belgian- and German-style beer and beer-friendly food like steak tartare, braised short ribs and oxtails and fried chicken and waffles. Walk three blocks and you’ll reach SixFour Growlers, a barebones taproom where you can get take-out growlers filled with 30 local and regional beers. For higher style and abstract art, Loulu’s serves a sophisticated New American menu.

In downtown Reno, a meal at the Nevada Museum of Art is a must. Tucked inside the museum, Chez Louie serves French-inspired fare — pate, terrines, bouillabaisse, crepes, tartines — for lunch and dinner and fortifies Sunday brunch with a Bloody Mary bar and live jazz. After brunch, enjoy a free guided tour of the museum, an arty gem that boasts rare accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums.

For Fun: For amusement, you could lose yourself in immersive video-game-style slot machines. For non-casino shiny-object fun, check out the classic collection at the National Automobile Museum. Or test your deductive skills and claustrophobic tolerance by locking yourself behind a door and playing an escape game at Puzzle Room.


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Nevada Gaming Commission to Discuss Cannabis and Casinos

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Gaming Commission hopes to address the problems the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana present during an upcoming special meeting.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the commission will meet Thursday to discuss ways to not allow the state’s gaming companies to be associated with something that is technically illegal.

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Though the state has legalized recreational cannabis, using and selling marijuana is still a violation of federal law.

State gaming laws and regulations specifically prohibit behavior by gaming licensees that would discredit the industry. Nevada’s gaming regulators say violating a federal law could do exactly that.

Members of the commission also worry the federal government may take a stronger interest in Nevada’s gaming industry if the state appears unconcerned about cannabis use.


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Nevada Judge Clears Way for More Cannabis Licenses

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada judge has cleared the way for the state’s marijuana regulators to start issuing cannabis distribution licenses to businesses other than existing alcohol wholesalers.

Carson City District Judge James Russell lifted a temporary restraining order Thursday that had forced the state to adhere to a provision of the ballot measure voters approved in November providing liquor wholesalers exclusive rights to marijuana distribution for 18 months unless they couldn’t keep up with market demand.

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Russell said after an hour-long hearing there’s overwhelming evidence that alcohol wholesalers don’t have the capability to meet the needs of dozens of recreational cannabis dispensaries from Las Vegas to Reno.

He says a group of alcohol distributors that filed suit over the matter is free to appeal their case to the Nevada Tax Commission, as required by law. But he says he has no power to supersede the authority of the state agency that recently determined there’s an insufficient number of alcohol businesses to handle the job.

Nevada’s Taxation Department says the protracted legal fight has created a delivery bottleneck that’s undermining an otherwise robust marijuana industry and the state revenue that comes with it.

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Legal sales started with a bang July 1. But Tax Director Deonne Contine says the tiny distribution network’s inability to keep pace with demand is forcing up prices and sending buyers back to the black market.

She says it’s also jeopardizing worker safety at dispensaries forced to stockpile supplies and huge amounts of cash to accommodate erratic deliveries.


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Nevada Regulators Could Scrap Home Cannabis Delivery

Since adult-use cannabis sales kicked off in Nevada on July 1, home delivery has been allowed under the state’s temporary “early start” regulations. But all that could change on Jan. 1, when a new, permanent set of regulations is set to kick in.

As the Las Vegas Sun’s Chris Kudialis reports, the first and only draft of Nevada’s coming cannabis regulations eliminates the current provision, which OKs home delivery and enables delivery drivers to carry up to 10 ounces of cannabis. State regulators have raised concerns that delivery services increase the risk of fraud, robbery, and other crime, in part because there are no laws in place requiring nonmedical customers to register their identities.

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Currently about 20 of Nevada’s 60 retail cannabis stores offer home delivery to nonmedical customers. Deliveries of medical cannabis would still be permitted under the draft rules.

“We tried to come up with a structure that was fair to the businesses but also that protected public health and safety,” Stephanie Klapstein, a Department of Taxation spokeswoman, told the Sun. “We considered the safety of anyone who would be involved, either directly or peripherally, in the delivery process.”

Proponents of delivery, however—including some in law enforcement—argue that legalizing and regulating the service plays an important role in shrinking the illegal market. As of July 23, the Sun reports, citing a police lieutenant, Las Vegas Metro police this year alone have brought down 28 illegal home delivery operations, most of which have alleged gang ties.

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Regulators in other major cannabis markets have taken different approaches to home delivery. Under regulations set to take effect in California next year, regulated delivery will play a key role in distribution. But in Washington state, one of the first states to legalize adult-use cannabis, delivery remains illegal. Police there have sporadically attempted to crack down on delivery services operating in defiance of the law.

Nevada’s Department of Taxation, which is responsible for formulating the regulations, is slated to release an updated draft by the end of the month. The department is encouraging members of the public to weigh in by emailing comments to marijuana@tax.state.nv.us.


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If You’re Going to Burning Man and Bringing Weed, Read This First

Burning Man festival in 2012. (Hawaii Savvy/Flickr)

One of the largest music and arts festivals, Burning Man 2017, will take place later this month in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, a state that legalized the adult use of marijuana last year.  Retail sales of marijuana began in July.

If you’re heading out to the playa for the festival, there are a few things you should know about local marijuana laws before you go, as the popular festival takes place on federal land, where marijuana remains illegal.

Here are a few key points to keep in mind, provided by the Marijuana Policy Project:

  • Burning man is held on FEDERAL land, and the Bureau of Land Management will enforce federal law, which unfortunately considers all marijuana possession a criminal offense — even if you have a medial card! BLM may also ticket you for violations of various rules in the “closure order,” though these, thankfully, are civil rather than criminal.
  • “Gifting” marijuana to others is drug trafficking under federal law, even though no money is being exchanged. And if you are caught selling marijuana, or are found in possession of more than 1 oz., you will likely be prosecuted under Nevada law by the local Pershing County Sheriffs, who also patrol Burning Man.
  • Especially important: GATE ROAD is also federal property, and in the past, a lot of the law enforcement activity has occurred while people are driving into the event. Keep in mind that you have fewer rights while driving than you do in your home (or in this case, your tent or RV), and can be stopped for a broken taillight or any other minor infraction by law enforcement, who may ask you for consent to search your vehicle (you have the right to refuse). Any marijuana consumption while obn the Gate Road could result in a ticket or charges for DUI or marijuana possession.
  • Before or after Burning Man, when you are not on federal land: Adults ages 21 and older may legally purchase marijuana from retail establishments in Nevada! MPP supported the initiative that made Nevada the fifth of eight states to end prohibition.
  • Public consumption could result in a misdemeanor charge, with a fine of up to $600. And because the casinos’ regulators directed them to follow federal law, you cannot consume in hotel-casinos. MPP and our allies hope to establish safe, legal consumption spaces for tourists, but that won’t happen before Burning Man 2017. But you can consume in private homes, which may include private homes for rent.
  • You should also know that Nevada has very strict laws on driving under the influence of marijuana. There is a “per se” threshold of 2 ng/mL of THC in your blood, meaning that you can be convicted based on a positive test result whether you were impaired or not. If you are a regular marijuana consumer, please note that you can have this amount in your system even if you haven’t consumed in a couple of days.
  • If you do have an encounter with law enforcement, it’s always a good idea to know your rights. In addition, Burning Man would like to know about your experience, and if you get into trouble, you can reach out to the volunteer group Lawyers for Burners for help after you return home.

Burning Man 2017 takes place August 27 – September 4, 2017.

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Elevation Gain: Leafly’s Guide to the 7 Best High Hikes in Nevada

Thanks to the Silver State’s brand new adult-use legalization roll-out, anyone can drop by their favorite pot stop before navigating all the natural beauty Nevada has to offer. Beyond the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, you’ll find a vast expanse of desert trails and pockets of green oases ready to be explored with an elevated mind.

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So lace up those hiking boots, pack a bowl, and stock up on water (a lot of water) before taking on the Great Basin or the arid Mojave Desert with the seven best high hikes in Nevada.

White Domes Trail – Valley of Fire State Park

If it’s your first time hiking in the desert, head to the short but sweet White Domes Trail Loop to jumpstart your experience. This stunning trail doesn’t see a lot of traffic, yet it showcases colorful sandstone popping in shades of yellow and red; breathtaking flowering cacti; and a small slot canyon where you can hide away from the sun and enjoy a light rest and a quick smoke.

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 1.1 miles

Elevation Gain: 150 ft.

Product Pairing: A pre-roll by one of Nevada’s favorite growers, State Flower. Nab Stardawg for its ability to fight fatigue and keep you in an uplifted state of mind.

Hunter Creek Trail – Toiyabe National Forest

Hunter Creek Trail is a popular spot with locals and visitors alike, so you’ll want to head out early to beat the traffic. Sprinkled along this trail are a few creek crossings that will ultimately lead you to a rewarding 30-foot waterfall worth the hot trek. Ever taken a cool shower while high? Times that by 100 by kicking off your boots and jumping into the water.

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Distance: 5.8 miles

Elevation Gain: 1286 ft.

Product Pairing: vape pen loaded with CBD. Reach for Canna Hemp’s Euphoria Vape Pen for added tranquility at the end of this hike.

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Cathedral Rock – Toiyabe National Forest

The trailto Cathedral Rock is punctuated by the magnificent Echo Cliffs, thick aspens, and pockets of old yet captivating avalanche destruction. Once you get to the top you’ll be met with spectacular views of the Spring Mountains, so pack a lunch before you go and picnic at the summit while you spend time enjoying this hike’s natural beauty. Keep an eye out for Palmer’s chipmunks—this is the only place in the world where you can see them.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 2.8 miles

Elevation Gain: 1679 ft.

Product Pairing: Throw a delicious edible into your lunch bag for a tasty treat at the summit. Dixie’s delicious Peppermint Dark Chocolate bar is the best choice for quelling a sweet tooth and elevating your time on Cathedral Rock.

Lehman Caves – Great Basin National Park

Ever want to hot-box a cave? Well, it’s not really that easy—but get high before this hike and you can pretend you have. One of Great Basin National Park’s most popular trails lies deep beneath the earth at the gorgeous Lehman Caves. This 90-minute expedition is a treasure in its own right—you’ll see stalagmites, flowstones, and columns, amongst other ancient formations. You can only enter by guided tour, so nab your tickets in advance and spark up before heading into this magical underground sanctuary.

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 0.4–0.6 miles

Elevation Gain: -300 ft.

Product Pairing: Just because you can’t light up in the cave doesn’t mean you have to go without. Keep it discreet by popping one of Cheeba Chews’ sweet Hybrid Chews as you admire the thousand-year-old caverns.

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Alpine Lakes Loop – Great Basin National Park

The notably lush Alpine Lakes Loop is a far cry from Nevada’s typical desert landscape—this lovely hike takes you through clear streams and verdant greenery as you pass by the stunning Stella and Teresa Lakes. Additionally, you’ll get to witness sweeping views of the colossal 13,065-foot Wheeler Peak.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 3 miles

Elevation Gain: 450 ft.

Product Pairing: A dynamic trail deserves dynamic cannabis. Before heading on your hiking adventure, grab some Super Sour Diesel by Matrix for its cerebral qualities and happy vibes.

Gold Strike Hot Spring Trail – Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Consider a winter trip to Nevada for this unique hike. Gold Strike Hot Spring Trail is surrounded by rugged terrain (and excellent bouldering for all you rock climbers out there). The hot springs at the end are a welcome way to relax once you’re done climbing and hiking. Keep your eyes peeled for the famously striped kingsnake while on the trail (but don’t worry, they’re rare and won’t bother you if you don’t bother them).

Difficulty: Moderate/Hard

Distance: 7 miles

Elevation Gain: 1250 ft.

Product Pairing: Cannabis provides a much-needed reward once you complete this fun yet strenuous hike. Relax sore muscles with a vape full of  Northern Lights by Dream Steam for the ultimate post-hike relief. 

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Mount Rose Trail – Toiyabe National Forest

Mount Rose is the longest trail on this list, clocking in at 10.5 miles. Though lengthy, its green hills, spectacular sunset views, and breathtaking glimpses of Lake Tahoe make it a can’t-miss attraction. Carve out a day for exploring nature with some cannabis in tow, and we promise the memories you make will be worth it.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 10.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,770 ft.

Product Pairing: Bring some pre-rolls with you to enjoy throughout the hike—we recommend Strawberry Banana by Green Life Productions for cerebral stimulation with a calming edge.


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Marijuana Firm Buys California Town; Plans to Turn It Into Tourist Destination

Nipton, California (Wikimedia Commons)

Welcome to Cannabis, California.

An Arizona based company that makes products to support the marijuana industry says they have purchased a small town in California, near the Nevada border, with the hopes of turning it into a cannabis friendly tourist destination.

American Green, based in Phoenix, purchased the tiny town of Nipton for $5 million, according to a report in Bloomberg.

The unincorporated town is about an hour drive from Las Vegas, and four hours from Los Angeles.

It features a general store, hotel, recreational vehicle park, campgrounds, schoolhouse and two small houses, and has been for sale for over a year.

American Green plans to invest up to $2.5 million in the property over the next 18 months, with the hopes of converting it into a cannabis themed tourist destination.

The company will convert existing structures and build new construction to revitalize the town, which will be powered by renewable energy from nearby solar arrays.

The project’s manager, Stephen Shearin, said he expects the company’s acquisition will be highly profitable as recreational marijuana gains wider acceptance.

“The Gold Rush built this city,” Shearin says. “The Green Rush can keep it moving the way people envisioned it years ago.”

Nipton is a former mining town, with a current population of about 20 residents.

The personal, recreational use of marijuana is legal for adults in both California and Nevada.

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Officials Grapple With Limiting Cannabis Ads at Las Vegas Airport

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials are grappling with how to limit advertisements for marijuana at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport.

Clark County commissioners on Tuesday discussed a proposed ordinance that would ban cannabis ads at the airport. But its language raised some concerns as it could be applied to taxis with advertisements that go through the airport every day.

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Dozens of retailers in Nevada began selling marijuana for recreational purposes on July 1. Adults can only consume the drug at private homes as lighting up in public remains illegal.

Commissioners and the head of the county’s aviation department agreed that no ads for the drug should be placed on airport property. But officials moved to hold the issue and asked the district attorney’s office and the aviation department to refine the ordinance’s language.


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