State admits weed licensee list may be wrong as Contine balks
Marijuana Industry NewsNevada November 14, 2019 MJ Shareholders 0
The marijuana company that listed former state regulator Deonne Contine as a licensee says it had Contine removed a year ago as secretary of WSCC Inc., which does business as Sierra Well.
State regulators admit the much-ballyhooed list of marijuana business licensees released by the state in the interest of fostering transparency may be inaccurate.
Department of Taxation spokeswoman Eden Larson says the department relies on marijuana establishments to notify the state of changes.
“NAC 453D.438(4)(a) requires written notice to the Department within 10 working days after the date on which a marijuana establishment agent no longer serves as an officer,” Larson said via email. “If an establishment does not notify the Division, then it is possible that the list of Licensees, Owners, Officers and Board Members may include the names of persons who are no longer officers or board members.”
Contine, who set up Nevada’s marijuana regulatory scheme as director of Taxation, says she doesn’t know why the department she once ran has her listed as the holder of eight marijuana licenses.
“I don’t have any marijuana licenses and never have. I don’t have a relationship with that company,” Contine told the Current… [Read More @ The Nevada Courant]
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