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Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board launching in July

Posted at 1:30 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 16:39:05-04

On July 1, the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) becomes fully authorized and takes over regulation of the state’s cannabis industry.

Last year, Gov. Steve Sisolak signed AB533, creating the CCB. The regulatory body was one of the governor’s top priorities in the 2019 legislative session.

On Feb. 14, Gov. Sisolak appointed former Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Douglas, who was named the chairman, and former Gaming Control Board chairman Dennis Neilander to the CCB.

Later that month, the governor announced Las Vegas banker Jerrie Merritt as his third appointee to the five-member board.

The remaining two board positions will be appointed by Gov. Sisolak and will be filled by a medical professional and a person with special knowledge and experience in the cannabis industry.

The governor will also name eight members to join the Cannabis Advisory Commission, which will be chaired by CCB Executive Director Tyler Klimas and tasked with making recommendations to the CCB.

The CCB’s inaugural board meeting will be held on July 21.