The Silver State’s marijuana industry is still in its infancy, but the cannabis market has raked in more than $30 million in tax revenue for the state so far.

Nevada lawmakers said Tuesday that Congress must address federal marijuana laws following a decision by the Trump administration to lower the barrier on federal prosecutions in states that have decriminalized use for medical and recreational purposes.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's marijuana regulators have agreed to delay the expansion of distribution licensing to meet growing demand at pot retail stores until the state tax commission can hear another appeal from a group of state liquor wholesalers next week.

The first four days of legal recreational marijuana sales generated $3 million in sales revenue and about $500,000 in tax revenue, putting Nevada on pace to achieve an estimated $30 million in sales revenue over the next six months of recreational sales, according to the Nevada Dispensary Association.

Nevada state legislators put the final touches on measures to regulate marijuana this week, just weeks before Nevada becomes the fifth state to legalize the use and sale of marijuana for recreational purposes.

Tribal lands could be the next frontier for the marijuana industry in Nevada.

Although Nevada legalized recreational use of marijuana for anyone 21 and over in November, public consumption still is illegal.

Nevada was among the four states that passed a ballot measure to legalize recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and older this past November, and on January 1st that law will go into effect.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Nevada brought in new leaders and enacted new laws Tuesday, including legalizing recreational marijuana.

Would-be medical marijuana users in Nevada will no longer have to endure a trip to the DMV when seeking a patient card.

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Nevada lawmakers recently made a major change to the way medical marijuana cards are issued in the Silver State. They reduced the process from more than 40 days in some cases to less than 24 hours.

In just four months, Nevada voters will head to the polls for the November general election.

MACY, Neb. | Voters in Macy approved three referendums Tuesday that will allow the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska to move forward with plans to explore marijuana use and cultivation on the reservation.


 

"Today's referendum vote provided an opportunity for the Tribal Council to gauge the opinion of our people," Omaha Tribal Council Chair Vernon Miller said. "We're going to look to work with agencies and various other legal entities to ensure that whatever the tribe is able do is done appropriately."

Click here to read the complete article

Kirby Kaufman ~ Sioux City Journal

The Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe of Nevada and Oregon will grow marijuana on its reservation to be used solely in the production of medical marijuana, the tribe’s chairman told KNPR’s State of Nevada.


 

“After serious consideration and countless discussions among our membership, leadership and expert consultants (we have) decided to enter the medical marijuana marketplace,” Chairman Tildon

Smart said. Smart said the tribe’s remote location doesn’t allow for many “economic opportunities,” leaving the tribe with an unemployment rate between 70 to 80 percent. He said the tribe is mostly supported by a small travel center than contains a mini market and gas station.

Click here to read the complete article