Category Archives: Nevada Medical Marijuana
The Nevada DPBH scheduled a public workshop for Monday, December 23, 2013, 9:00am at:
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
4150 Technology Way
Carson City, Nevada
It will be Video Conferenced to:
Nevada Early Intervention Services
3811 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite 112
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
This meeting is to get input regarding proposed Amendments to NAC453A which could become Nevada Medical Marijuana Regulations, and public comments are being solicited. Due to scheduling issues, this meeting will not be broadcast over the internet and due to technical difficulties, it cannot be accessed via conference line. The meeting will still proceed on December 23rd in an effort to stay on schedule for submitting the regulations draft to the Legislative Counsel Bureau by the end of 2013.
Maria McDade Williams, Deputy Administrator at the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health is also willing to work directly with the public to discuss proposed Nevada Medical Marijuana Regulations, but the DPBH cannot change anything that is required by SB374. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Maria McDade Williams, send an email to:
After the regulations are returned from the Legislative Counsel Bureau in a proposed form, another Public Workshop will be scheduled to review the legal language of the proposal. A State Board of Health Adoption Hearing will also be scheduled where additional changes can be made. All issues must be settled before submitting the final draft to the Legislative Commission in order to make the April 1, 2014 deadline for adopting Nevada Medical Marijuana Regulations.
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) released their Small Business Impact Statement which reviewed the 6 public responses to their Questionnaire on the impact of proposed amendments to NAC453A. The DPBH determined that they would not cause a significant burden on small business or restrict the formation of small businesses. They also determined that the audit fees in this privileged industry are fair and announced that they do not have the authority to change the $250,000 requirement or the non-refundable $5,000 application fee.
The Interim Finance Committee of the Nevada Legislature approved a $377,000 grant for the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program. This money is to be used for the hiring of 7 additional staff members. They will be responsible for reviewing medical marijuana facility applications, drafting regulations, and overseeing the medical marijuana program. I wouldn’t call this a jackpot, but the more money invested by the state, the better!
On Friday, November 22, 2013, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Medical Marijuana Program released proposed Amendments which contain regulations for medical marijuana in the State of Nevada. The following Questionnaire was also released to consider the impact of the proposed changes to NAC453A Medical Use of Marijuana on small businesses and must be submitted prior to 5:00pm on December 3, 2013. This questionnaire can be mailed, scanned to email, or faxed to:
Joseph Theile, Management Analyst II
Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Medical Marijuana Program
4150 Technology Way, 2nd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706
Fax: (775) 684-5951
The Nevada Department of Taxation scheduled a Medical Marijuana Workshop to receive public comments on proposed amendments to Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 372A. LCB File No. R073-13 contains the proposed regulations for excise taxes on the sale of medical marijuana products in the State of Nevada, established with the passage of Senate Bill 374. Only 1 person returned the Small Business Excise Tax Questionnaire to the Nevada Department of Taxation prior to the deadline and no one has indicated that the proposed excise taxes would cause a significant burden on small business or restrict the formation of small businesses. Public comments are now being solicited and a Medical Marijuana Workshop has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm at:
Nevada Legislative Building
401 S. Carson Street, Room 2135
Carson City, Nevada
Also via Video Conference from:
Grant Sawyer State Office Building
555 E. Washington Ave, Room 4401
Las Vegas, Nevada
If disability accommodations are needed, notice must be sent in writing to:
Department of Taxation
1550 College Parkway
Carson City, NV. 89706
or call 775-684-2100 or 775-684-2096
………. no less than 5 working days prior to the date of the workshop.
Public comments at this Medical Marijuana Excise Tax Workshop should be less than 5 minutes long, avoid repetition, and be relevant to the proposed excise taxes on medical marijuana and the authority of the Nevada Department of Taxation. No action will be taken during this workshop and all suggestions should also be submitted in writing.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, the Nevada Department of Taxation released a revised LCB File No R073-13 which contains proposed regulations for reporting, paying, record keeping, and refund procedures relating to Nevada Medical Marijuana Excise Taxes established with the passage of Senate Bill 374. This proposal also contains a Small Business Impact Questionnaire to consider the impact of proposed changes to NAC372A Sales and Use Taxes on small businesses and is requesting response to this questionnaire by no later than Friday, November 15, 2013. This form, which is contained within the above LCB File # R073-13 link can be mailed, scanned to email, or faxed to:
Erin Fierro, Executive Assistant
Nevada Department of Taxation
Carson City, NV. 89706
Democratic assemblyman Joe Hogan representing assembly district 10 from Clark County Nevada introduced a bill during the 2013 legislative session which would have legalized recreational marijuana, but it never got a vote in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Nevada residents could vote on legalization of the recreational use of marijuana for adults in 2014, but that measure is expected to wait until November of 2016. Many states are passing laws to decriminalize and tax recreational marijuana for adults and those states will reap the benefits of millions of dollars in additional tax revenues. Nevada voters may get a chance to cast their votes on a similar measure within the next few years.
The 10:00am medical marijuana workshop meeting for public comment regarding changes to Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 372A has been cancelled for the initially scheduled time and date. When this workshop meeting is rescheduled, public comments will be welcomed as long as they are less than 5 minutes, avoid redundancy, and are relevant to proposed excise tax on medical marijuana and the authority of the Nevada Department of Taxation. More information about how to connect with this meeting will be available when the updated date and time is established.
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health is supporting a Youtube Channel where medical marijuana workgroup meetings are being uploaded. Medical marijuana workgroup discussions about cultivation facilities, dispensaries, marijuana-infused production, and testing laboratories are available for public review. Beyond some minor technical difficulties, the first set of videos contain good information and a variety of suggestions and considerations. Expect more videos to be uploaded and don’t forget to subscribe.
Telephone conferencing into a scheduled Nevada medical marijuana workgroup meeting is easy. Dial 1-877-336-1831 and use access code 4722526. Please set your phone to mute unless you are speaking during the appropriate comment period. If you do not do this, your background could be heard during the meeting. Please do not place your phone on hold; especially if you have music playing. If you need to disconnect from the conference call, please do so, you may rejoin the meeting when you are available. Everyone’s cooperation in these matters will help reduce technical difficulties during these workgroup meetings. Comments are also being accepted and reviewed by email at: email@example.com.