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Filling the Pothole: Nevada Gears up for Recreational Marijuana Sales

This Saturday, the State of Nevada will begin allowing sales of recreational marijuana. After voters passed Question 2 to legalize it, the state moved quickly to put the regulatory and tax infrastructure in place. But in the eleventh hour, a district court ruling threatened to leave it all up in smoke. How did the state overcome this final legal hurdle, and what lies ahead in this brave new world of legal pot? (more…)

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How Will the Nevada Legislature “Fill the Pothole”? Digging into the Weeds of the Marijuana Tax Bills

Who knew the State of Nevada would come to this? Just as recently as 2012, Nevada had no legal mechanism for most medical marijuana users to obtain their medicine. In 2017, the state budget depends upon successful implementation of legal recreational marijuana. How’s that coming along? We dig into the weeds as Nevada figures out how to tax legal pot. (more…)

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Dollars and Sense: Senators Aaron Ford and Joyce Woodhouse Talk Nevada’s Budget

Budgets: We all have them. For the State of Nevada, it’s over $8 billion. That is a large number, but it may not be as large as you think. The Trump Administration is considering actions that could result in less money in state coffers. How are #NVLeg leaders coping? I spoke with two Senators who are in a unique position to act.   (more…)