Back in October, The Smoking Bud contributor Nico Enea penned “The Race to Vegas: A Value Investor’s Guide to the Cannabis Market.” On Tuesday, HuffPost Live spoke to the marijuana editor of The Denver Post
The Race to Vegas
On Monday, Nov. 3, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) will issue 66 retail medical marijuana establishment permits statewide. DPBH will also issue some number of production and cultivation permits. Nevada will have a medical marijuana free market system with well-financed for-profit operators right off the bat in a state that will go recreational in the coming years (with a 2.5 million population, that won’t be hard).
In a world of countless YouTube videos on growing and cultivating cannabis, one man let his desire for stardom conquer common sense.
Las Vegas grower Jason Pelletier—also known as Buddynuggets78—was arrested after posting videos to YouTube bragging about his 12,000 watt grow room and showcasing his illegal grow operation with way more than medical marijuana laws would permit. The videos received millions of views, some of which were Las Vegas police officers who couldn’t quite believe that someone would be that stupid.