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Nevada Cannabis Regulator Suspends Cultivator

By Leo Bear-McGuinness

Published: Jan 26, 2023   
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A cannabis cultivation company in Nevada has lost its license after its staff were seen to be diverting cannabis from its facility.

After conducting an investigation and reviewing surveillance footage from the facility, Nevada’s Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) voted unanimously on January 24 to suspend the company’s license.

According to a press statement from the CCB, suspicions were first raised about the North Las Vegas-based cultivation company Helping Hands Wellness Center Inc. during on-site inspections.

When reviewing surveillance footage of the Helping Hands facility, the CCB inspectors observed some employees concealing cannabis plants and products.

During a follow-up visit in January 2023, CCB inspectors uncovered untagged cannabis plants in the facility, which could not be properly traced in the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system.

The CCB team suspected that these untagged and concealed plants were being diverted into the state’s illicit market.

“Diversion presents a threat to public health and safety as it results in untracked and untested cannabis and cannabis products that may enter the illicit market,” the CCB wrote in its press statement.

Helping Hands Wellness Center Inc. is now required to submit a plan of correction to the CCB for approval in order to lift its license suspension.


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