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Alcohol distributors lose bid to block marijuana

A Nevada judge denied a request from a group of alcohol distributors to stop recently approved emergency regulations that allow the state to license some retailers to transport marijuana from growers to storefronts. Carson City District Judge James Todd Russell heard arguments Monday and then cited the state’s position that the rules are protecting state […]

Nevada’s legal pot industry ramping up delivery services

Nevada’s marijuana industry is ramping up its home delivery service as demand for the drug increases following the legalization of recreational pot in the state earlier this month. Some recreational consumers ask for delivery simply for convenience, while some medical marijuana customers are physically unable to travel to a dispensary. Regardless of the reason, the […]

Viva Las Vegas: Legal Weed in Nevada

On July 1, Nevada joined the “cool cannabis kids” club when it became the fifth state to offer legalized adult-use cannabis—or, in less wonky terminology, recreational cannabis. (Mandatory cannabis columnist disclaimer: Kids, you can be cool without cannabis too! It’s rare, but still possible.) Read More

Emergency In Nevada; Tax Officials Weigh Changes

Sales of recreational marijuana have blown past expectations in Nevada, threatening to leave some dispensaries with empty shelves. After Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed a statement of emergency in the first week of legal sales, regulators are looking to bolster the supply chain. Read More

Inside a massive (and legal) marijuana cultivation centre

A series of pictures from the Essence Vegas facility, in Las Vegas, Nevada, have been released. The 54,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation centre went into operation after the state voted to legalise the drug last November. Weed smokers were only allowed to start purchasing their fix on July 1, when the law came into effect. Unsurprisingly legal […]

Those Pot Summer Nights In Las Vegas

On Saturday, Nevada became the fifth state in the country to legalize marijuana for recreational use. And weed wasn’t the only thing being rolled that night. The red carpet came out, big time. There were DJs, dancing, costumes, the whole nine yards. And the lines were longer than McCarran on Christmas. Read More

The booze industry is messing up Nevada’s legal weed supply chain

Green fireworks lit up the sky above Las Vegas over the weekend to celebrate two occasions: the Fourth of July and the start of recreational marijuana sales in Nevada. The new law took effect at midnight July 1 after Nevada voters had legalized recreational weed via a ballot initiative last November. Long lines formed at dispensaries across the […]

Marijuana sales exceed expectations; customers continue to line up

Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of Las Vegas-area store owners, who have seen long lines outside their dispensaries since Saturday, when Nevada became the fifth state with shops selling pot to the public. That move jumpstarted a market projected to be fueled by the tens of millions of visitors that Las Vegas welcomes […]

Legalizing pot is a bad idea. Take it from a recovering addict

Watching what looks like an inexorable march from medical to recreational marijuana legalization in state after state — New Jersey included — I find myself unexpectedly empathetic toward some of those who fought marriage equality.  I’m not talking about the haters or fanatics, but rather, those who warned against being swept up, up and away […]

Marijuana sales in Nevada exceed stores’ expectations

Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of Las Vegas area store owners, who have seen long lines outside their dispensaries since Saturday, when Nevada became the fifth state with shops selling pot to the public. That move jumpstarted a market projected to be fueled by the tens of millions of visitors that Sin City […]

Las Vegas Live: Adult-Use Cannabis Debuts in Nevada

It’s July 1, 2017, and adult-use cannabis sales are legal in Nevada. The first retail sales to folks 21 and over kicked off across the state shortly after midnight on Saturday morning. Leafly has correspondents in Las Vegas covering the festivities, and we’ll be posting updates throughout the first day on Facebook and Twitter. Read More

Leafing Las Vegas: recreational marijuana goes on sale in Nevada

Nevada has become the fifth state in the US selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market that is expected to outpace any other in the nation thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to Las Vegas. People began purchasing marijuana in the state shortly after midnight on Saturday. Voters approved legalization in November, […]

Nevada becomes 5th U.S. state to legalize cannabis sales

Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas […]

Tourists, locals buy legal recreational marijuana from Nevada

Tourists and locals alike were among the more than 100 people waiting in line at one Las Vegas-area dispensary Saturday as Nevada became the latest state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes. Minnesota resident Edgar Rosas Lorenzo on Saturday flew with his family to Sin City for a wedding. But even […]

Vegas pot sales light up today

At a nondescript building near the Las Vegas Strip, workers in scrubs, hair nets and surgical masks furiously attached labels to sealed jars as others checked on growing marijuana plants or carefully weighed buds. The frenzied activity is focused on one goal: getting dispensaries ready to start selling recreational marijuana Saturday in Nevada, largely to […]

The Latest: Tourists buy in to recreational pot in Nevada

The Latest on Nevada becoming the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Minnesota resident Edgar Rosas Lorenzo on Saturday flew with his family to Sin City for a wedding. But even before he checked in to his hotel, he stopped at a pot dispensary […]

Tourists, locals buy Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of […]

Legal recreational marijuana sales are launched in Nevada

Nevada became the fifth state in the U.S. with stores starting selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market early Saturday that is eventually expected to outpace any other in the nation thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to Las Vegas. People began purchasing marijuana shortly after midnight, just months after voters approved […]

Legal marijuana sales begin in Nevada

They lined up by the hundreds before midnight under the bright lights of the Strip. Limousines and party buses ushered tourists and locals to the Friday night revelry. But this was no nightclub. Fireworks and strobe lights and loud music set the scene at Reef Dispensaries, a marijuana shop a few steps behind the Fashion […]

Nevada dispensaries prepare for legal pot sales

At a nondescript building near the Las Vegas Strip, workers in scrubs, hair nets and surgical masks furiously attached labels to sealed jars as others checked on growing marijuana plants or carefully weighed buds. The frenzied activity is focused on one goal: Getting dispensaries ready to start selling recreational marijuana Saturday in Nevada, largely to tourists. Read More

Nevada pot sites stock, check bud before legal sales fire up

At a nondescript building near the Las Vegas Strip, workers in scrubs, hair nets and surgical masks furiously attached labels to sealed jars as others checked on growing marijuana plants or carefully weighed buds. The frenzied activity is focused on one goal: Getting dispensaries ready to start selling recreational marijuana Saturday in Nevada, largely to […]

Weed 101: Tips For First-Time Buyers

1. Nevada dispensaries can’t accept checks or credit cards. The DEA still considers marijuana a Schedule I Controlled Substance, which makes it illegal at the federal level—and any bank with which a dispensary could do business is subject to federal regulation. The dispensaries aren’t wild about the situation, either. “We would love nothing more than to […]

Essence Vegas having the only recreational cannabis dispensary on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Essence Vegas, premier marijuana dispensary and resource center in Las Vegas, invites its community and tourist alike to celebrate the significant addition of recreational cannabis sales in the state of Nevada. Established in 2016, Essence Vegas is the first and only marijuana dispensary on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Read More