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Backers, foes sound off on medical marijuana for Mesquite 
Residents turned out in large numbers Tuesday night to Mesquite City Hall as they sounded off on the possibility of allowing a medical marijuana dispensary in the city.
Fierce competition to open a medical marijuana business 
The list of medical marijuana applicants in Las Vegas is filled with local heavy weights. Two of the 63 groups originally approved by the city have withdrawn their applications, and only a few of the 61 remaining will make the final cut.
Henderson to submit 28 marijuana applicants to the state 
A total of 28 groups have applied to open medical marijuana dispensaries or grow operations in Henderson.
Online interactive map points out possible marijuana shops 
The Nevada Medical Marijuana Program is a state registry program within the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
Vendors in town to showcase items for cannabis businesses 
Medical marijuana marketplace brings more than 600 vendors are showcasing items that locals may soon be able to find in dispensaries. People attending the Champs Trade Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center got a first-hand look at the growing industry.
Mesquite makes late push for marijuana businesses 
In an 11th-hour move, the city of Mesquite is moving full steam ahead with medical marijuana.
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Nevada pot initiative backers launch ad campaign
A group that seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Nevada is launching its first ad campaign in a unique venue.
Gaming Board makes it clear - pot or gambling, not both 
A few months ago the gaming control board made it clear they want a separation between the medical marijuana industry and the gaming industry. They told licensees they're either in gaming or in medical marijuana, but not both.
Uncertainty between legally smoking pot and driving laws 
As the medical marijuana industry finds its place in Nevada, lawmakers and law enforcement are working on the rules governing the drug's use.
City taking land use and licensing applications for medical marijuana businesses
The Las Vegas Department of Planning began accepting land use and licensing applications for medical marijuana establishments on Tuesday, July 8.
Security is a priority at Washington's new recreational marijuana stores 
Security is a priority at Washington's new recreational marijuana stores.
Licensing applications off to slow start in Vegas, Henderson 
The city of Las Vegas is set to accept land use and licensing applications for medical marijuana establishments. But so far today at the city’s Development Research Center on Rancho near Bonanza, it's been pretty quiet.
Medical marijuana dispensaries search for banking options 
While medical marijuana is legal in states such as Nevada and Colorado, it isn’t legal in the eyes of the federal government. So for banks that are regulated by the feds, it means money from the sale of marijuana is off limits.
NLV accepting medical marijuana business applications 
Hundreds of entrepreneurs are lining up for the opportunity to open a medical marijuana business in North Las Vegas.
Hundreds attend cannabis expo in Las Vegas 
A convention designed to teach prospective business owners how to profit from marijuana drew a big crowd in Las Vegas.
North Las Vegas passes first medical marijuana ordinance 
The North Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday night adopted its first medical marijuana ordinance on land use and zoning rules.
Commission OKs dozens of potential medical pot businesses 
A green light was given to more than 60 marijuana applicants who are closer to becoming good to grow. At the Clark County Commission level each approval came with a unanimous vote but the businesses will now move on to the state, where they hope to seal the deal.
Clark County gives OK to 18 marijuana dispensary applicants 
In the third day of a marathon session to approve Clark County licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries, county commissioners approved 18 applicants Friday afternoon.
Potential medical business owners make pitches to commission 
Dispensary applicants gave their pitches to the public on Thursday. Just 18 applicants out of 81 will make the cut.
Next applications sought for medical marijuana establishments
The Las Vegas Department of Planning will begin accepting land use and licensing applications for medical marijuana establishments at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8.
Vegas takes a step closer to accepting marijuana applications 
The Las Vegas city council voted to allow medical marijuana deliveries within city limits. That was just one change the city made to its regulations Wednesday. Las Vegas is now one step closer to accepting license applications.
North Las Vegas council considering marijuana regulations 
The latest local municipality to open up to medical marijuana businesses is giving the public a sneak peek at what to expect.
Broadcasters upset with possible medical pot ad bans 
The Las Vegas City Council today will dive into 30 pages of proposed licensing regulations on medical marijuana businesses, possibly eliminating some and keeping others. Within those proposals are tough restrictions on advertising that are angering the Nevada Broadcasters Association.
Company aims to be a publicly traded pot business 
Clark County will hold public hearings this week for potential medical marijuana business owners, and one company plans to break ground on the stock market.
Vegas committee crafting medical marijuana regulations 
If the city of Las Vegas has its way, southern Nevada could become a hub for medical marijuana research. That's the bottom line from a committee crafting the cities way forward on medical marijuana.
A marijuana business may open in your neighborhood 
Your neighborhood could soon be home to a medical marijuana business. Next week, county commissioners will decide which business applications to send to the state, to be green-lighted to open.
Pushing for medical marijuana in Oklahoma 
Oklahoma proponents of medical marijuana hope to collect enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot.
Industrial hemp production may be on the horizon 
Pending legislation would allow Washington State to experiment with industrial hemp production.
Recreation marijuana petition drive launched 
A pro-marijuana group began the process of trying to legalize recreational marijuana in Nevada kicked off a signature petition drive with the goal of collecting thousands of signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot.
Gaming executives left out of marijuana business  
The battle continues between gaming executives who want in on the medical marijuana industry and gaming regulators who say 'no way.' The Nevada Gaming Commission says an entrepreneur cannot do both.
Vegas officials expand medical marijuana shop perimeters 
The city of Las Vegas has decided where medical marijuana businesses can set up shop. This was a marathon meeting, lasting for nearly 13 hours.
County sifts though medical marijuana business applications 
Clark County commissioners are weeding out applicants for medical marijuana. The race to open up a medical marijuana business in Clark County is about to get a lot smaller.
Deadline passes to apply for pot license 
G3 labs is the one of the labs that reapplied after having it application disqualified the first time around. For those who want to open a medical marijuana lab in unincorporated Clark County the deadline to apply was 5 p.m. Friday, May 16.
Marijuana business owners consider alternative banking options 
Entrepreneurs hoping to open medical marijuana businesses in Clark County are scrambling for new ways to secure their cash. Some are turning to private vaults to protect their money.
Medical marijuana expected to be a tourism draw 
The cannabis industry is expected to provide an economic boom for southern Nevada. This is enticing out of-state entrepreneurs looking to cash in on the Green Rush. It will also give Las Vegas tourists another reason to visit the city.
Many power players looking to break into marijuana business 
Hundreds of people are hoping to cash in on southern Nevada's newest industry. Medical marijuana promises to be a million-dollar industry, and some well-connected local names are trying to get into the game.
Commissioners extend marijuana lab application deadline 
Clark County commissioners made two major medical marijuana decisions at their meeting today: the first to extend the application process for medical marijuana labs, and the second to ask the state for more dispensaries in southern Nevada.
Casino operators advised to avoid medical pot sector 
Nevada’s gaming regulators have notified license holders they cannot be involved in the state’s marijuana business.
Medical Marijuana business applicants include best-known names in Vegas 
Individuals with local roots that reach back generations are among the key players seeking licenses to operate marijuana dispensaries, cultivation and production facilities, and testing labs within unincorporated Clark County
Clark County braces for 'Green Rush' 
People are calling it the "Green Rush," as Clark County, a magnet for entrepreneurs, is looking into funding potential cannabis startups.
Commissioners sorting through 206 marijuana applications 
Clark County is sorting through stacks of applications and creating a list of people who applied to grow or sell medical marijuana.
Marijuana businesses may have trouble finding a bank 
Nevada's latest budding business legal under Nevada law, but most banks steer clear of these all-cash operations.
County works through marijuana dispensary approval process 
The medical marijuana license applications are in, so what happens next? Clark County is in the middle of reviewing medical marijuana business applications.
Las Vegas man helps patients obtain marijuana card 
Marijuana is considered a medicine treatment for thousands of Nevadans, and patients are getting prepared by obtaining medical marijuana cards.
Commissioners strive for transparency from marijuana applicants 
More than 200 groups have thrown their names in the ring to run marijuana dispensaries or grow operations in Clark County. These businesses are now being forced to list everyone involved with their companies.
Former Metro officer and Union leader changes views in support of medical marijuana 
A former Metro police officer who once arrested people for pot possession now supports medical marijuana.
More than 200 apply for a marijuana business license 
Today marks the first deadline for people hoping to own and operate medical marijuana dispensaries in Clark County. At the close of business, the county had received 206 applications.
Final day to apply for Marijuana business license in Clark County 
There is just one more day left for prospective medical marijuana business owners for to submit their applications to Clark County.
A few submit applications for marijuana business license 
With the deadline days away, potential medical marijuana business owners in unincorporated areas of the biggest county in Nevada are rushing to finish their license applications.
No one has applied for a Nevada marijuana business license 
Hundreds of people are expected to apply for medical marijuana business licenses in Clark County, but with the deadline inching closer, the county has yet to receive a single application.
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