Las Vegas is Opening Cannabis Consumption Lounges

Las Vegas is Opening Cannabis Consumption Lounges

Las Vegas has always had a lot to offer, and now Sin City also has the welcome recent addition of access to legal recreational cannabis. But, just like Oregon, there aren't many legal options for consumption of cannabis after it's been acquired.

Is the county applying a morality test to land-use decisions?

While analyzing Mckenzie Canyon Farms' site plan for a proposed marijuana production and processing facility in northern Deschutes County on May 1, Commissioner Patti Adair's face reflected great concern. The specific discussion was with regard to noise created by the (county-mandated) 16 odor control fans constructed at the site.

Know Your Grower: Nelson and Company Organics

This past year has seen a steady increase in my use of concentrates. The formats in which they are now available, and the brands which produce them, have exploded.

Fear and Loathing of the Marijuana Business is Unjustified

On this joyous and holiest of 420 holidays (well, it's April 20 as I type this), it's incumbent on those who believe prohibition to be a mistake to prove to our neighbors that they have little to fear from the growth of the cannabis industry.

Kosher Kush and Halal Hashism

Religion and cannabis
I recently spoke with a practicing Muslim friend who eschews all cannabis and alcohol. He asked about CBD, and the potential value it might have in addressing a condition with which he deals.

Don't forget That Being Anti-Cannabis Pays, Too

For some attorneys in Deschutes County and elsewhere, land-use applications and appeals are an opportunity to fill their calendar with billable hours. In the case of marijuana land-use applications, if a party opposing such a grow has deep enough pockets and vested appeal rights, the lawyer for an appellant may take a "kitchen sink" approach to filing appeals.

Dangers of Reefer Madness, Outside Legal States

Regulated cannabis programs have created jobs, increased tax revenue, positively impacted the opioid crisis, and through expungement programs, ever so slightly reduced the impact the War on Drugs has taken upon communities—primarily communities of color. It's not perfect, but it's doing more good than harm, and is a huge step up from nationwide prohibition.

About Those Benjamins

SAFE Banking Act could help decrease crime
As a one-time partner at a law firm representing cannabis and hemp entrepreneurs, I faced many of the same challenges as my clients. In other law firms, you bill a client monthly, draw from that client's trust account to cover your expenses and send an invoice to your client.

Cannabis Headlines Nationwide

News you may have missed while doing your "pot weed." NFL Player quits while smoking a joint Dallas Cowboy defensive end David Irving went onto Instagram Live this month to announce he was quitting the league at age 25.

Fair and Impartial?

Applicants test the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners
In a March 6 business meeting, the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners once again heard an appeal of a marijuana farm land-use application. This is the first public hearing regarding an appeal of a marijuana land-use application since it was announced that the Deschutes County Farm Bureau and local industry representatives are appealing the county's 2018 "emergency" rulemaking decisions that further restricted where cannabis farms could exist.

Know Your Grow

Craft cannabis profile: Peak Extracts
Oregon's cannabis industry is in a major state of flux. Oversupply, plummeting prices and widespread consolidation are a boon for consumers—but those issues can overshadow the value of supporting Oregon "craft cannabis."


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