The newly created Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (“NCCB”) is charged with overseeing all disciplinary proceedings governed by Nevada Revised Statutes 678A.500 to 678A.640 and has the authority to grant or deny the renewal of cannabis establishment licenses and cannabis agent registration cards.
RENEWAL OF LICENSE:
A person or entity that wishes to renew a license for a cannabis establishment must annually submit a payment of the annual licensing fee for the renewal of the license, which must include the identification numbers of the establishment and the name of the entity applying to renew the license. Renewal is not automatic, however, the NCCB may deny renewal if the application or the cannabis establishment is not in compliance with any provision of the Cannabis Compliance Regulations.
GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OR ISSUANCE OF RENEWAL:
The NCCB will deny an application for renewal of a license if the establishment is not in compliance with NCCR, or if the owner, officer or board member of the establishment is an employee or contractor of the NCCB, has an ownership or financial investment interest in a cannabis testing facility and also is an owner, officer or board member of a cannabis cultivation facility, cannabis distributor, cannabis product manufacturing facility or cannabis retail store. The NCCB may also deny an application or renewal if the applicant intentionally provides information that is false or misleading.
The grounds for denial of an application for the renewal of a license include, but are not limited to:
• Violation of any provision of Chapter 56 of Nevada Revised Statutes or any violation of the Cannabis Compliance Regulations,
• The failure or refusal of a cannabis establishment to carry out the policies and procedures or comply with the statements provided to the NCCB in the application of the cannabis establishment,
• Operating a cannabis establishment without a license,
• The failure or refusal to correct any deficiency specified by the NCCB,
• The failure or refusal to cooperate fully with an investigation or inspection by the NCCB, or
• The owner, officer or board member of the cannabis establishment unintentionally provides information that the NCCB determines is false or misleading.
If the NCCB denies a renewal of a license the NCCB will provide notice to the applicant or cannabis establishment that includes the reasons for the denial. Before denying an application for issuance or renewal based on the actions of the owner, officer, or board member of the establishment, the NCCB may provide the establishment with an opportunity to correct the situation warranting denial. The NCCB is will not deny a license renewal based on a change of ownership if the establishment is in compliance with the provisions of the NCCR and Title 56 of NRS.
There are a multitude of reasons that the NCCB may deny an application for the renewal of a license. The Wright Law Group, P.C. has more than 28 years of experience assisting privileged licensees through administrative processes and is well equipped to assist you. If you have been denied an application for renewal or need representation before the Cannabis Compliance Board please call us at 702-405-0001 to schedule a consultation or email us.