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Business
Grand Opening of Essence Las Vegas Dispensary Impresses

Grand Opening of Essence Las Vegas Dispensary Impresses

I have been to a few grand openings for dispensaries before, but I had never seen one quite like Essence. When I pulled up there was a line out the door, and I kept thinking, this is going to take FOREVER (the process for checking a patient in for the first time can be a little onerous here in Nevada). I honestly considered leaving, but wanted to see how the process played out. I am glad I waited!

Lifestyle
Nick Diaz's UFC Suspension for Weed Reduced in Settlement with NSAC

Nick Diaz's UFC Suspension for Weed Reduced in Settlement with NSAC

The public backlash that came with UFC fighter Nick Diaz’s five-year suspension and $165,000 fine testing positive for marijuana has actually paid off — at least a little.

After reaching a settlement with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) earlier this month, Diaz’s punishment for his third positive test result for marijuana has been reduced to an 18-month suspension and $100,000 fine. Which is better, but still pretty fucking stupid.

Lifestyle
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Speaks Out Against Nick Diaz's 5-Year Suspension for Weed

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Speaks Out Against Nick Diaz's 5-Year Suspension for Weed

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. may not be fighting anymore, but his opinion still carries weight — which for the first time in a while may be a good thing.

When asked in a YouTube video what he thought of UFC fighter Nick Diaz’s recent five-year suspension for his third positive test for marijuana, Mayweather did not mince words.

“Man, let the man smoke weed and enjoy his life,” Mayweather responded.

Business
Las Vegas' First MMJ Dispensary Opens Its Doors

Las Vegas' First MMJ Dispensary Opens Its Doors

Las Vegas’ first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors Monday — more than 15 years after Nevadans voted to legalize medical marijuana in their state.

Euphoria Wellness is located a few miles southwest of the Las Vegas Strip and will serve patients in Clark County and the Las Vegas Valley. Euphoria’s owners limited sales to the first 200 patients in the door Monday and Tuesday, but will serve any patient with a valid MMJ Card starting Wednesday.

Politics
Bernie Sanders Gains Popularity with Plans for Prison & Drug War Reform

Bernie Sanders Announces Plans for Prison & Drug War Reform

Bernie Sanders’ approval rating is rising, thanks in no small part to his platforms to outlaw for-profit prisons and reform drug laws nationwide, ending the racial and judicial injustice of the decades-long War on Drugs.

At a campaign rally in Nevada Tuesday, Sanders addressed a crowd of more than 4,000 supporters about the relation between private prisons and drug law reform.