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382 Nevada medical marijuana establishments have been issued provisional registration certificates from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. 55 Dispensary, 182 Cultivation, 118 Production, and 17 Testing Laboratory certificates have been issued throughout the state. 147 applications were declined, for a grand total of 519 applications considered in 2014.
144 Dispensary applications were denied for the 2014 application period because those certificates were limited, but only 3 applications in all other categories combined were denied at the state level.
138 applicants signed a consent to release their application results on the Division of Public and Behavioral Health Medical Marijuana website, and that ALPHABETICAL listing is consolidated right here:
Alphabetical Medical Marijuana Application Results
Please keep in mind this list only includes the businesses with signed releases on file with the Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health released the scores and rankings of the 519 applications for medical marijuana establishments received during the 2014 application period. Not all applicants signed the consent form to release their business names. 382 provisional certificates were issued on November 3, 2014. Here are the results:
High Powered K9 Security is ready to meet the needs of medical marijuana establishments in the Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson areas. These officers have prior police, military, or high-level security experience and can provide a customized protection plan to meet the needs of licensed medical marijuana establishments operating under Nevada laws. High Powered K9 Security designed the unique security plan for the 4640 Dispensary application presented to Clark County Commissioners on June 5, 2014.
First Security Bank of Nevada is breaking new ground on how medical marijuana establishment money can be received, handled, and accounted for. Nevada will be the first in the nation to accommodate medical marijuana establishments at the banking level. John Sullivan, President and CEO of First Security Bank is ready to handle the large influx of money that is expected to be generated from licensed Medical Marijuana Establishments that adhere to Nevada laws and requirements. Another first for Nevada !
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.
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.