Nev. Dispensaries Violated COVID-19 Rules, Regulators Say – Law360


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Law360 (July 24, 2020, 4:41 PM EDT) — Nevada cannabis regulators have filed complaints against a pair of marijuana dispensaries for allegedly violating the state’s emergency COVID-19 rules, accusing one of violating the state’s mask order and another of illegally providing curbside pickup.

The Cannabis Compliance Board also included a request for more than $200,000 in fines for seed-to-sale tracking lapses at a cannabis cultivator, and fineddispensary operator CWNevada LLC $1.25 million and effectively stripped a dozen of its licenses for allegedly falsifying records, ignoring regulations and failing to pay taxes.

The moves, announced Tuesday at the agency’s first-ever meeting since being establishedlast October, come as the newly minted agency looks to assert itselfafter state leaders criticized Nevada’s former pot regulator for lax enforcement.

MM Development Co. LLC, which operates the sprawling Planet 13 dispensary in Las Vegas, allowed an employee to walk through a showroom without a mandatory face covering in June, according to the complaint against the company. A customer was also seen making a phone call and buying pot without a mask, video footage provided by the company showed.

The board said the alleged lapses violated Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s June emergency directive mandating face coverings in public spaces, and the agency seeks a total fine of $7,500 for the violations. 

In the complaint against Nevada Wellness Center LLC, the board accused the dispensary of conducting curbside pickup sales in violation of emergency COVID-19 guidance, which only allowed for cannabis delivery.

Nevada Wellness made 195 curbside pickup sales on March 22, the day before the dispensary submitted its pickup plans for approval by state regulators, according to the complaint. Las Vegas police shut down the sales and

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