Much-Awaited Nevada Legislation Lays Out Roadmap for Marijuana Regulation Under Thumb of Cannabis Compliance Board
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Much-Awaited Nevada Legislation Lays Out Roadmap for Marijuana Regulation Under Thumb of Cannabis Compliance Board

The legislation would establish a board tasked with top-to-bottom regulatory authority over the marijuana industry—a promise made by Gov. Steve Sisolak.

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Lawmakers on Tuesday dropped much-awaited legislation that would establish a board tasked with top-to-bottom regulatory authority over the marijuana industry—a promise made by Gov. Steve Sisolak.

The 160-page omnibus cannabis bill, introduced in the Assembly as AB533, plans to place almost all of the responsibility for overseeing Nevada’s burgeoning marijuana industry under the thumb of a new, five-member Cannabis Compliance Board with regulatory authority and an associated advisory panel, the Cannabis Advisory Commission. The board, like its model, Nevada’s gold-standard Gaming Control Board, will be responsible for everything from issuing licenses to meting out punishment when businesses deviate from established rules.

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