Licensing Frozen, Flower Security Warning Issued


LAS VEGAS – It has been a bumpy road more than the previous couple of days for the Nevada cannabis business. 

The Nevada Division of Taxation has issued a overall health and security advisory warning buyers about some cannabis items that have failed secondary tests at an independent lab for mold and yeast content material. Additional testing will be completed on the samples at yet another laboratory.


According to the taxation division the items in query had been sold to buyers among 7/11/19 and eight/19/19 at the following Las Vegas region dispensaries:

  • Acres Health-related, LLC
  • The Apothecary Shoppe – D. H. Flamingo, Inc
  • Blackjack Collective – Naturex II, LLC 

The impacted cannabis was made by D. H. Aldebaran Inc. and Las Vegas All-natural Caregivers, LLC according to the department’s advisory. 

“While the final results are pending, the Division is advising buyers who have bought the impacted marijuana to prevent consuming the items till the final results of the confirmation testing are received by the Division,” the taxation division stated in its advisory letter. “Consumption of the impacted marijuana need to especially be avoided by folks with suppressed immune systems or who are susceptible to the presence of yeast or mold.”

In a separate improvement, a Nevada judge ruled that the application method for retail cannabis licenses was flawed. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez’s choice has placed a freeze on the permit method for some retailers attempting to open their doors. 

The ruling sides with applicants who claim they had been wrongly denied retail cannabis licenses. The denied applicants claim that the method was really flawed and demonstrated biases. The applicants difficult the licensing method argued that that sixty-1 of the authorized licenses in Nevada need to be voided. Gonzalez has issued an injunction freezing a number of dozen new licenses exactly where inquiries about compliance by small business owners had been brought to light.

An lawyer for the taxation division claimed there had been no grounds for an injunction and stated the licensing method was “faithful to the spirit” of the 2016 ballot initiative authorized by voters. Attorneys for the businesses denied licenses argued that the licensing method was not transparent and that short-term workers had been improperly employed to assessment applications. 

The ruling is anticipated to be appealed to the state’s supreme court. The Gonzalez ruling does not effect currently operating corporations. 


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