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  1. Ron Strider

    The+Source Dispensaries Host Overwhelmingly Successful Food Drive In Nevada

    Nevada is going green this holiday season as The+Source, with dispensaries in Henderson and Las Vegas, hosts a food drive through Sunday, Dec. 24 to benefit food banks in Southern Nevada. For each non-perishable food item donated, customers will receive $2 in store credit. In celebration of...
  2. Ron Strider

    NV: Las Vegas Marijuana Conference Embracing Innovation, Professionalism

    To some, the marijuana industry still evokes images of grungy dreadlocks, Rastafarian symbols and shady underground markets. But as more states look to legalize either medical or recreational marijuana, many in the industry are looking to replace those stereotypes with a more clean-cut look...
  3. Ron Strider

    NV: Marijuana Trade Show Moves To Las Vegas Convention Center

    Much like the cannabis industry at large, it's been a swift half-decade of maturation for the nation's largest marijuana trade show. About 400 people attended the initial iteration of the Marijuana Business Conference when it debuted in Denver in 2012. Back then, just 16 states had legal...
  4. Ron Strider

    NV: Recreational Marijuana Dispensary Offers Drive-Thru In Las Vegas

    A recreational marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas has opened a drive-thru window. The ownership team tells the Las Vegas Sun the fast food-style drive-thru on tribal land near downtown Las Vegas is the first of its kind in the country. Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Chairman Benny Tso said the Nuwu...
  5. Ron Strider

    Essence - Henderson Prepares For Historic Transition To Recreational Cannabis Sales

    LAS VEGAS – October 18, 2017 – Essence Vegas, Nevada’s premier marijuana dispensary and resource center, invites the Henderson community to celebrate the historic transition to recreational cannabis sales in Henderson. Beginning 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, Henderson residents and tourists...
  6. Ron Strider

    NV: Light Up The Lounges: An Argument For Recreational Cannabis Clubs

    Marijuana advocates scored a major victory last November, when voters approved recreational cannabis. But its pathway remains an obstacle course: the alcohol industry's meddling, Henderson's slowness to permit sales, the void of places where tourists can enjoy cannabis products (legal only at...
  7. Ron Strider

    NV: Las Vegas Marijuana Shop Can Stay Open 24/7

    Las Vegas is getting its first 24/7 pot shop. City code forces dispensaries to close between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. But the City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to let Oasis Cannabis to be an always-open marijuana dispensary. Mayor Carolyn Goodman, whose son has ownership interest in marijuana...
  8. Ron Strider

    NV: Cannabis Advertising Takes To The Skies

    Voters in 26 states and the District of Columbia have adopted laws that legalize the use of marijuana in some form. But so far Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air appears to be the first and only U.S.-based air carrier to accept advertising from a cannabis dispensary. Allegiant Air's in-flight...
  9. Ron Strider

    NV: Panel Bans Marijuana Possession, Ads At Las Vegas Airport

    Recreational marijuana may be legal in Nevada, but add McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas to the list of places including casinos where pot is still banned. Clark County commissioners have banned marijuana possession and advertising at the airport in a vote Tuesday that raised the...
  10. Ron Strider

    NV: Disbarred Las Vegas Lawyer Wanted In Pot Dispensary Scam

    A now-disbarred Las Vegas lawyer and his childhood friend were indicted this month after at least three people were scammed into investing thousands of dollars in a fake medical marijuana company. Easton K. Harris was suspended by the State Bar of Nevada in December 2015 and disbarred in June...
  11. Ron Strider

    NV: North Las Vegas Says Marijuana Ownership Info Is Private

    Want to own a pot business but don't want anyone to know? Open up shop in North Las Vegas. They've got you covered. North Las Vegas denied a Review-Journal request for who owns the city's marijuana businesses, claiming that the names and ownership interests are not public documents. That...
  12. Ron Strider

    NV: Tourists Buying Marijuana In Las Vegas Have Nowhere To Smoke It In Las Vegas

    Recreational marijuana sales are booming in Las Vegas as tourists catch on. But under current Nevada law, there's only one place people can consume cannabis: their private residence. Nevada is now the fifth state where adults can legally purchase marijuana. Sales are booming as tourists catch...
  13. Ron Strider

    NV: Clark County Issues Reminder, No Marijuana In Tour Buses, Limos, Moving Vehicles

    Clark County Business License officials are reminding Las Vegas-area residents and visitors that consuming marijuana in illegal in moving vehicles. Officials have learned that some persons have sought to rent tour buses and limousines so that they may consume marijuana in them, which is...
  14. Ron Strider

    Tourists, Locals Buy Nevada's Legal Recreational Marijuana

    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...
  15. Ron Strider

    Long Lines Greet Nevada's First Sales Of Recreational Pot

    More than 100 people were in line at one Las Vegas-area dispensary July 1 as Nevada became the latest state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes. Kristin Deneal got in line outside the pot shop at 5:45 a.m., after a different store that opened at midnight closed...
  16. Ron Strider

    Las Vegas Adds A New Lure To Its Repertoire As Nevada Legalizes Pot

    Oscar Goodman has dealt with his share of complicated local issues – a mixture of gambling, prostitution and a lot of public drinking. But the former Las Vegas mayor never imagined the newest vice to arrive in the city: legal marijuana. He never imagined it, but he likes it. "We in Las Vegas...
  17. Ron Strider

    Nevada Becomes Fifth US State To Allow Cannabis Sales For Recreational Purposes

    Nevada has become the fifth state in the US with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes. People aged 21 and above can now buy up to an ounce of the drug at a time and use it in their homes if they have a valid ID in the western state, which is famed for the hotels and casinos in...
  18. Ron Strider

    Recreational Marijuana Sales In Nevada A Month Away, Could Be A Boon For Las Vegas

    Only a month remains until Nevada is set to join a select number of states that can legally sell recreational marijuana. Barring any delays, up to one ounce of marijuana will be available for sale July 1 to those 21 and older as a result of Question 2 passing last fall. This will be the first...
  19. Ron Strider

    Las Vegas Paiutes' Newest Venture: Medical Marijuana

    The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe already runs a smoke shop downtown and a golf course in the northwest valley. Now a third business venture – in medical marijuana – is on the horizon. If construction goes as planned, the federally-recognized tribe will open two medical marijuana dispensaries and a...
  20. Ron Strider

    Nevada Pushes Ahead With Marijuana Clubs

    As marijuana states back off of social marijuana use for fear of inciting a federal crackdown, Nevada is bucking the trend and pushing ahead with pot clubs. Senate Bill 236, which would let local governments permit marijuana social clubs and other forms of public use currently outlawed, took one...