As more states embrace legal cannabis, the number of people working in the legal weed business is growing rapidly. Wochit
Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed a Reno physician and a cannabis industry representative to the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board, making the board officially complete early Monday.
Dr. Bryan Young is an internal medicine doctor who works for Renown, and Riana Durrett, of Las Vegas, is the former executive director of the Nevada Dispensary Association.
The new members join former Gaming Control Board chair Dennis Neilander, Las Vegas banker Jerrie Merritt and former Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Douglas, who serves as board chair.
“Riana has a unique understanding and level of expertise on the businesses and consumers that make up Nevada’s legal cannabis industry. A competent and compassionate physician, Bryan has proven himself to be steadfast in his practice and the care of his patients,” said Sisolak in a press release. “I am confident their contributions to this board will only amplify the sound judgment and strong regulation carried out by the board.”
A member of the American College of Physicians and the American Board of Internal Medicine, Young has worked in the Reno area for the past 12 years. Prior to that, he practiced in Las Vegas. Young received his bachelor’s degree from University of Nevada, Reno and his medical degree from University of Nevada School of Medicine before completing his residency at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.
Durrett most recently served as the Executive Director of the Nevada Dispensary Association, which served as a liaison between members of industry