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Hemp takes root in Nevada

April 19, 2017 By Brian Bahouth Reno – Lynn Hettrick is administrator of the Nevada Department of Agriculture’s plant industry division, and earlier in the legislative session he gave a presentation on hemp to the Nevada Senate Judiciary committee. “On an annual basis, one acre of  hemp will produce as much fiber as two to […]

DUI Checkpoints for St. Patricks Day 2017

St. Patricks Day is a great day to get together with friends and have a few drinks. If you decided to drink please remember to be responsible and get a ride. Use Uber or get a taxi. Help keep our Las Vegas streets safe.  DUI checkpoints are scheduled for Clark County. For more information about […]

New website will help Nevadans understand perils of opioid medications

By SEAN WHALEY REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU CARSON CITY — The state medical board has launched a new website designed to help Nevadans understand the impacts of using opioid-based medications. The knowyourpainmeds.com website created by the state Board of Medical Examiners will also serve as a portal for consumers to file a complaint if they feel […]

New year means new Nevada laws on marijuana, mopeds

LAS VEGAS — The new year is ushering in some new laws for Nevadans. Here’s a look at what’s new on the books for 2017: RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA Recreational marijuana use for people 21 and over becomes legal in Nevada on Jan. 1, after Nevada voters approved a ballot measure in November. But authorities emphasize that […]

Metro plans DUI checkpoint near Boulder Highway

By JESSICA TERRONES LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Metro will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Tuesday in the Las Vegas Valley. The Metropolitan Police Department’s traffic bureau along with officers from area commands will conduct the checkpoint. This checkpoint is being supported by EDUL (Enforcing Under Age Drinking Laws).

Medical Marijuana by the Numbers

HIGHER MATH Wednesday, September 14 10:34am By Lissa Townsend Rodgers There are about 21,000 medical marijuana cardholders currently registered in Nevada, coming from all walks of life and entering the program for various reasons.

FedEx faces drug charges

By SUDHIN THANAWALA ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Two giants — the U.S. government and FedEx — are set to do battle in a federal court over the explosive claim that the shipping company knowingly delivered illegal prescription drugs such as Ambien from pill mills to dealers and addicts, some of whom died. Fedex has […]