April 2019

BDS Analytics Releases January 2019 Nevada Retail Sales Report

The January report compares January 2019 sales numbers to the year previous, finding that Nevada dispensaries generated $51.9 million in sales in January 2019, 23% growth compared to January 2018. 

Other notable numbers included in the report were flower/bud sales, which made up 35% of sales in January 2019 at $18.3 million. Concentrate sales increased 47% compared to January 2018, contributing to 29% of sales in the most recent reporting period.

Click to view the full January 2019 Nevada Retail Sales Report.

Upcoming Live Trainings

Sat., May 4 : METRC 101: Navigating Seed-To-Sale Software

Sat., May 11 : METRC 102: Advanced METRC Skills


NDA Partners with GB Sciences for "Beyond THC: A Deeper Look At the Endocannabinoid System" Training

In the February training, GB Sciences Chief Science Officer Dr. Andrea Small-Howard and registered nurse Meredith Patterson, RN, BSN, CRRN guided attendees through an advanced look at the inter-workings behind the chemical compounds in cannabis, the entourage effect, and how the endocannabinoid system interacts with the rest of the body.

Legislative Highlight: Bills That Did Not Make the Deadline

AB409 Allows for consumption lounges that could resell marijuana
SB278 Allows unions and other groups to obtain funding for marijuana apprenticeships, will be amended into SB346
AB3 Would allow cities to request unlimited dispensary licenses
SB263 Referred to Senate Finance, will likely be declared exempt
SB434 Relates to pre-employment drug screening, DUI’s, and mj convictions
AB273 Local government administration of marijuana business license fees
AB470 Relates to preemption of clean indoor air and would give local govs more control
SB305 Allows locals to impose additional 1% sales tax
SB437 Creates limited marijuana chartered banks

NDA in the Press

Trump: Citizenship hopes could go up in smoke for pot users, workers

Nevada Current | APR. 23, 2019 | NDA Executive Director Riana Durrett, Esq. Quoted

Las Vegas dispensaries ready for marijuana’s version of ‘Black Friday’

LAS VEGAS SUN | APR. 19, 2019 | NDA Executive Director Riana Durrett, Esq. Quoted

Marijuana bankers ‘drowning in a sea of paperwork’

Hermann Herald | APR. 14, 2019 | NDA Executive Director Riana Durrett, Esq. Quoted

News & Announcements

The United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee recently approved legislation that would allow banks to work with marijuana businesses that are legal under state law.

The SAFE Banking Act, which is sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), has 152 Democratic and 12 Republican co-sponsors, including Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford. The bill would "allow banks to work with dispensaries, growers, and other cannabis businesses, bringing traditionally cash enterprises into the financial system."

Read the full article here.
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