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Nevada Cannabis Law Attorneys

The attorneys at Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa help local businesses stay in tune updated with the latest changes in laws and regulations in the cannabis industry. Whether you are a cannabis cultivator, product manufacturer, retailer, or testing facility, our marijuana lawyers can help ensure you comply with Nevada cannabis law and that your rights are protected.

To schedule your consultation with the cannabis attorneys at Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa, call 775-322-3666. 

The Evolution of Cannabis Law in Nevada

In the eyes of the federal government, marijuana cultivation, distribution, and consumption is almost always against the law. However, approximately 33 states across the US have amended their laws to legalize medical marijuana. To date, 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for recreational use for adults over the age of 21. Nevada is one of them.

The Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana in Nevada

On November 7, 2000, Nevada became one of the first states to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Patients with chronic or debilitating conditions who wished to obtain a medical marijuana card that enabled them to possess or use marijuana may now submit an application to the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health

The legalization of medical marijuana was a massive step that likely inspired the plant’s legalization in a multitude of other states. However, there were strings attached.

Authorizing Medical Marijuana Establishments

When Nevada passed legislation authorizing medical marijuana establishments in the state in 2013, the list of guidelines and regulations governing patients, cultivators, and distributors were exhaustive. Confusion over the laws caused many people to face prosecution. Despite the hurdles, however, many cannabis entrepreneurs opened up shop in Nevada and patients continued to treat their conditions.

Nevada Law Allows Recreational Use of Cannabis

In 2016, Nevada passed the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. Under the act, Nevada declared that cannabis should be treated less like an illegal drug and more like alcohol. In January 2017, recreational use of marijuana and its alternate forms (edibles and capsules) became legal for people 21 and older. Although adults no longer need medical approval to consume marijuana in Nevada, restrictions remain for users as well as cannabis establishments, and they are likely to continue to change.

Helping Nevada’s Cannabis Industry Comply with the Law

Our attorneys provide sound legal advice, guidance, and courtroom representation to cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, and investors in Nevada’s cannabis industry. We provide education about marijuana law in the state, help clients create Business law that help their cannabis companies succeed, and track changes in the law to ensure our clients are in compliance with the ever-changing regulations.
Our attorneys can help you learn more about Nevada’s:

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Adult Use Regulations

We help businesses and entrepreneurs in Nevada who are interested in cultivating, distributing, manufacturing, or selling recreational marijuana learn more about the laws relating to adult use.

Licensing for Cannabis Establishments

There are currently five types of cannabis licenses in Nevada.

  • Cultivator – Licensed cultivation establishments are legally allowed to grow, process, and package cannabis. While cultivation facilities can sell their products to manufacturers, retail stores, and other cultivators, they cannot legally sell marijuana to consumers.
  • Distributor – Licensed cannabis distributors can transport marijuana between facilities.
  • Product Manufacturing Facility – Licensed manufacturers can purchase marijuana, manufacture cannabis products, process and package cannabis products, and sell them to other manufacturing establishments and retail marijuana stores. They cannot sell their products to consumers.
  • Testing Facility – Testing establishments are licensed to test cannabis and products for contaminants and potency.
  • Retail Store – Licensed retail establishments can purchase cannabis from other marijuana establishments. They can also sell marijuana and marijuana products to consumers.

Our cannabis lawyers help businesses stay up to date with marijuana laws in Nevada to ensure they comply with evolving regulations.

Entity Formation
Our cannabis lawyers help you form an entity to navigate the possibilities of any and all businesses in the cannabis industry.

Protecting Your Rights as a Nevada Cannabis Establishment

Our goal is to resolve your cannabis disputes through negotiation outside the courtroom and to help you avoid future conflicts. Sometimes, however, litigation is the most effective way to achieve a resolution.

Whether you are facing compliance issues, need advice about your legal rights, or are in a dispute with another marijuana establishment, don’t try to navigate the legal system alone. Reach out to our cannabis law attorneys to ensure your rights, and your business, remain protected.

What Our Clients Say

My family and I are thankful to Maddox, Segerblom and Canepa for their assistance during a three year case regarding construction defects to our home. We are truly appreciative of their knowledge, determination and assistance during this process. They were always courteous, and available to answer any and all of our concerns and questions. Thank you for the wonderful resolution. Many thanks to you and your staff.

Frances Castelli

We used Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa to represent us in a legal suit re problems in construction on new properties that we purchased from a developer.

We were very pleased with the representation provided by this law firm. They were fully communicative, responsive to our questions and were very knowledgeable about the issues that required resolution. Even after we reached a resolution, they have been responsive in making sure to point us in the right direction for help with repairs that are required.

We would recommend them to others with similar issues that require legal help.

Atam & Margo Lalchandani

Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa did a FANTASTIC job in our construction defects case. I interacted with several people from their office throughout our 2 year litigation. Their staff is friendly, knowledgeable and always prompt about getting back to you when you have questions/comments/concerns. I especially enjoyed working with Darcy, Ardea, Eva, and Sandra. Being part of a lawsuit is no fun for anyone, but if you have to be a part of one, I can’t say enough positive things about this firm!

Victoria Fox

The law firm of Maddox, Segerblom, and Canepa were amazing to work with. They were thorough and always available for any questions we had. We worked a lot with Sandy who was always professional, friendly, always on time for appointments and just a great person to represent this firm. We have never been involved in a law suit before and they made it comfortable for us. We appreciate the hard work the lawyers and people who work for the firm did and would recommend them.

Becky Loudenburg
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