MJ Biz report

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday announced he is creating a multiagency task force to “root out corruption or criminal influences” in the state’s legal cannabis market, spurred by federal charges filed against two businessmen with ties to President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.The indictment charged two businessmen linked to Giuliani: Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.The announcement came a day after a federal indictment in New York detailed a failed attempt by a group with foreign ties to win a retail marijuana license in Nevada by donating money to the political campaigns of two state officials.

“The governor is outraged by yesterday’s news that a foreign national attempted to influence Nevada’s elections through a million-dollar laundering scheme in order to gain a marijuana license and enter our legalized market,” according to Sisolak’s statement.

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Nevada governor forms marijuana task force to attack corruption