Two Nevada marijuana companies are facing hefty fines and a possible loss of their licenses as part of the latest round of complaints filed Tuesday by the state’s Cannabis Compliance Board.
The new complaints are the latest since the board took over regulation of the industry in Nevada in July and show a continued push to crack down on companies that are in violation of the state’s marijuana laws.
The board on Tuesday also approved five settlements with companies that had been hit in the previous rounds of complaints, with most of them agreeing to reduced punishments than were proposed by the board.
On top of potentially losing its license, Nevada Medical Group, which operates the cultivation facility Body and Mind Cannabis in Las Vegas, is facing a proposed $255,000 fine after CCB investigators found that six employees were working at the facility with expired marijuana agent cards, which all employees who work for licensed cannabis companies in the state must have.
The investigators visited the business in August after they had received a tip, but not all of the tipster’s allegations proved factual, according to the complaint that was approved by the board Tuesday.
During the August inspection, one employee who was told by CCB agents to leave asked to gather his belongings. But, according to the complaint, security footage showed the employee instead tried to help another employee who had an expired card leave the facility before the inspectors could discover him.
The second complaint was filed against Silver State Cultivation, which holds medical and recreational cultivation and production licenses. The complaint said that the company failed to keep a camera malfunction log, had no documentation of a required semiannual audit, wasn’t following marijuana disposal guidelines and had inventory that did not align with the state’s seed-to-sale tracking