Nevada Gaming Control Board disallows Medical Marijuana industry

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Updated: 5/06 6:02 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV)

The Nevada Gaming Control Board notified all gaming licensees to day to choose the casino industry or the medical marijuana field.

Board Member Terry Johnson says those with gaming approval or those who have applied for gaming approval cannot participate in our states medical marijuana industry.

Casino employees licensed by the state are owners and top management staff along with some “key employees.”

A cage manager or pit boss falls under the category of a key employee but not all are licensed by the gaming control board.

Employees such as table dealers or food and beverage managers are not licensed by the state.

Marijuana use is still illegal under federal law and Johnson says those licensed by the Gaming Control Board cannot break any federal law.

It is still unclear how licensees in Nevada would be disciplined for manufacturing, distributing or possessing medical marijuana.

News 4 spoke with several state board agencies today to see if they are considering banning licesees from the medical marijuana industry as well.

Neither the Nevada state board of Cosmetology or State Board of Nursing have discussed the topic.

The Executive Director for the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners did not return calls today and alcohol license distribution differs per Nevada county.
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davy2442 - 5/7/2014 9:59 AM
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The very highest probability of ADDICTION EFFECTING YOUR LIFE NEGATIVELY is in CASINOS - gambling, smoking cigarettes and alcohol abuse is an alive and well RAMPANT subculture in EVERY CASINO. The CASINO HAS TO BE ALWAYS AGAINST EVERY FORM of calming medicine or stress relief, or any break from FEEDING ANY NEUROTIC ADDICTION - BECAUSE that would cost casinos MONEY. The casinos would legalize methamphetamines, because most of the graveyard gamblers and employees especially smaller casinos are already TWEAKERS. Three days a meth user stops, pisses clean, gets a 3rd shift casino job - and resumes taking meth. The Casinos look the other way at the late night addicts who spend the spoils stolen during the day to get SPUN, share drugs with the employees in the casino bathrooms, hotel rooms and parking lots and kill time between bumps by playimg with the loud music and flashy lights - the two armed type playing with the one armed type of bandit. Do not accuse me of knowing too much about this - I grew up here. You can see it every night here. And yeah I don't gamble and yeah I've known people dead from graveyard tweak. They will never focus on the stuff that kills or hurts people, the casinos have always scared people right inside their doors to the free cigarettes, the free drink tokes and double your paycheck (or stay impoverished) Casinos are built with LOSERS MONEY and there seems to be no shortage. Lowest spent per student in the NATION! We produce the poor, the depressed, the hopeless by the millions. And ONE LUCKY WINNER!
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