Recreational marijuana will be legal to purchase in Nevada starting July 1. Jason Bean
Law reveals trove of new info on Nevada’s lucrative cannabis industry
Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed a bill to shed light on the “pot-repenuers” fertilizing Nevada’s fast-growing recreational marijuana industry.
Senate Bill 32 took effect immediately after a Friday afternoon signing ceremony in Sisolak’s office, where the Democratic governor praised it as a major step toward ensuring booming pot businesses don’t fall victim to the same type of corruption that once plagued Nevada’s casinos.
“I’m thrilled,” he told reporters after the ceremony. “I wish I could’ve signed it two months ago, but it’s here today, which is a good thing.
“A lot of people have been clamoring for this information and hopefully they’ll be able to review it. I’m sure you all are going to go through it with a fine-tooth comb.”
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signs marijuana transparency bill into law on May 10, 2019. (Photo: James DeHaven)
SB 32 makes public the names of any owner, officer or board member of a company that applies for a state-issued marijuana business license. The bill also unmasks the scoring tools used to evaluate and rank those applications, as well as regulators’ final appraisal of the applicants.
Both licensees and state regulators have been widely criticized for failing to reveal information about the recently legalized industry’s operators.
The secretive application process prompted a swarm of lawsuits from applicants who did not win an operating permit during the state’s latest round of licensing. They argue Nevada unconstitutionally