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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — When Nevadans buy marijuana at local dispensaries, it must be consumed at home.

Tourists are not allowed to do it in public, most hotels ban it, and it can’t be used in the dispensary where it is purchased.

Social use legislation would change that and create two new categories for cannabis consumption lounges: retail (attached to existing dispensaries) or independent.

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Existing retailers could let people buy their products and consume them on-site. Independent lounges, places not permitted to sell cannabis on their own like barber shops or nail salons, could have marijuana products delivered or people could bring it in on their own.

Oasis Cannabis Dispensary, near downtown Las Vegas sees on average about a thousand customers per day.

“We have been able to sell cannabis legally for a couple of years, but we haven’t been able to offer a safe and legal place for people to consume cannabis so for us this is a game changer,” General Manager Lissa Lawatsch said.

Since the day the dispensary opened, they’ve been prepared to expand renting adjoining space should consumption lounges ever become legal.

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We’ve reported pretty extensively on the progress of United Cannabis Corporation’s (UCANN) patent infringement lawsuit against Pure Hemp Collective, Inc. since it was filed back in July 2018. (See posts herehere, here, here, here, here… and here!) In the initial months, this was a fascinating case to watch because it was the first of its kind, and the industry was anxious to see how it would unfold.

The subject patent is U.S.P. 9,730,911 – “cannabis extracts and methods of preparing and using same,” which generally covers liquid cannabinol formulations using tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and various terpenes (the “911 Patent”). The 911 Patent generally covers liquid cannabinoid formulations using tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and various terpenes. UCANN had alleged that Pure Hemp’s “Vina Bell” product contains a cannabinoid formulation that directly infringes on claims 10, 12, 14, 20-22, 25, 27, 28, 31, and 33 of the 911 Patent. Pure Hemp had argued UCANN’s formula wasn’t patentable because “substantially pure liquid CBD products are ubiquitous.”

Then, UCANN had no choice but to file for relief under Chapter 11. As we discussed in this post, the patent infringement lawsuit was automatically stayed and the Court decided to close the case subject to

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Greenhouse of Flagstaff has a bustling line of customers outside the store in this January 2021 file photo.

Different strains of marijuana sit in display cubes on shelves at the Greenhouse of Flagstaff dispensary in this file photo.

ASH LOHMANN Special to the Daily Sun

Across Arizona, dispensaries have been getting licensed and opening for recreational customers since Proposition 207 was puff, puff, passed. Now, Flagstaff dispensaries are feeling out the changes as they welcome adults 21 years old and older through their doors.

Carrie Clark, dispensary manager at High Mountain Health in Flagstaff, said business has definitely been busier than usual, and sees the crowds as an opportunity to amplify the dispensary’s mission of improving people’s quality of life through cannabis. She explained that

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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s adult-use cannabis bill is far from the finish line, but the criminal justice aspect of the legislation was vetted and approved by the Joint Judiciary Committee in a 22-16 vote April 6.

The proposed legislation, An Act Responsibly and Equitably Regulating Adult-Use Cannabis, which Lamont unveiled during his budget address Feb. 10, would authorize the automated erasure of criminal records for those with cannabis-related drug possession convictions and charges.

The overall bill remains a work in progress—with language involving financial issues, regulatory issues, licensing issues and more— but the Judiciary Committee’s due diligence was to get the criminal justice components of the bill right, said Rep. Steven Stafstrom (D), who co-chairs the committee and also co-sponsors the legislation, Senate Bill 888.

“Our cognizance really is on the criminal justice, erasure piece, and I certainly have not heard much opposition to that because I think the language we have in here is language we’ve vetted through fairly well on the criminal justice aspects,” he said during the committee’s meeting on Tuesday.

“On the criminal justice components of this bill, this bill retains and improves upon the language we’ve seen for the last couple years on erasure of

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Territory Dispensary is proud to introduce the first “Territory’s Treasure Hunt,” an adult Easter Egg hunt featuring vouchers for some of Arizona’s most loved cannabis brands. The Territory team has hidden vouchers for free cannabis products all around the valley, and they’ll drop clues on 4/20 weekend to help eligible participants find them!

The first round of clues will become available on Territory’s website and social media on Friday, April 16 at 5:00 PM with the second round of clues dropping at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 17. Participants must be 21+ with a valid I.D. and all vouchers must be turned into Territory stores to redeem. All prizes in Territory’s Treasure Hunt are available for both medical and recreational sales, and all participants are limited to one voucher per person.

“Who doesn’t love free weed?!” asks marketing coordinator Kelly Fox. “Our vision for the Treasure Hunt was to create a promotion that was COVID-friendly, super fun, and encouraged our community to go out and see some of the incredible parks, hiking trails, scenic areas, and local businesses Arizona has to offer.”

In fact, Territory has teamed up with some local businesses like Scottsdale’s Wok ‘N Roll that are

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