On April 22, 2023, the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) issued a Public Health and Safety Bulletin 2023-02, alerting consumers and patients about specific cannabis products. This notice emphasizes the need for caution regarding products from NuWu Cannabis, operated by the Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians. The CCB outlines what is permissible within Nevada’s regulations, including possession, consumption, home cultivation, and the implications for minors and federal laws.
The bulletin also sheds light on property owners, employers, and federal implications of cannabis use. Alongside this, the CCB has released guidance documents, including symbols for advertising, sampling bulletins, and ListServ archive instructions. A significant update to advertising regulations was also issued in 2022, highlighting the CCB’s role in maintaining stringent oversight of the cannabis industry.
Moreover, the bulletin precedes a similar advisory, Public Health and Safety Bulletin 2023-03, slated for June 23, 2023, signaling ongoing vigilance by the CCB in safeguarding public health. A previous bulletin, 2022-01, was similarly issued to caution consumers about certain cannabis products.
In the realm of licensing, the City of Las Vegas has specific requirements for cannabis establishments and product providers within the city’s jurisdiction, although Social Use Venues remain illegal under Nevada law as of now.
The CCB’s efforts are nested within a broader context of the federal status of marijuana, which continues to evolve as policy gaps between federal and state laws expand. The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 has provisions that prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.
Finally, the CCB’s board members, including Adriana Guzmán Fralick, appointed by Governor Lombardo, play a pivotal role in the governance of Nevada’s cannabis industry, ensuring compliance with the highest ethical standards.