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Chris Kudialis

Chris Kudialis is a Las Vegas–based cannabis reporter. He has written articles for the Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Sun, Charlotte Observer, Houston Chronicle, Detroit Free Press, and Brazil's Rio Times, among other metropolitan dailies.

Most popular articles

5 Lessons Learned: Nevada’s First Week of Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

We spoke to cannabis advocates and dispensary owners to pick out some of the lessons learned from the first week of Nevada’s adult-use era.

Chris Kudialis - July 11, 2017

Time to Leave Las Vegas, Gaming Commish Tells Cannabis Trade Shows

It's not a rule, just...friendly advice: The agency strongly "discourages" casinos from hosting industry events.

Chris Kudialis - August 28, 2017

Cannabis Delivery Fraudsters Are Popping Up All Over Las Vegas

Imposters are using the logos of licensed retailers to deliver nasty weed and sketchy service.

Chris Kudialis - April 10, 2018

Cannabis Lounges Looking More Likely in Las Vegas

Gov. Sandoval wants to stop cannabis clubs, but where else can tourists consume legally?

Chris Kudialis - September 13, 2017

Nevada Cannabis Ruling May Delay July 1 Start Date

A judge in Carson City ruled that the state hasn't followed the rules of its legalization initiative. Stores open July 1? Maybe not.

Chris Kudialis - June 20, 2017

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Nevada governor pardons thousands of past cannabis convictions

Gov. Steve Sisolak's move restores opportunities in financial aid, housing, voting, and other life basics previously denied.

Chris Kudialis - June 22, 2020

Las Vegas cannabis stores are reopening. Here’s what it looks like

The Strip went dark and dispensaries went delivery-only. Now stores are open at 50% capacity, with masks and distancing.

Chris Kudialis - June 15, 2020

Las Vegas dispensary offers free joints to Nevada primary voters

The Source wanted to give a pre-roll to everyone who voted. Then they realized that was against the law. So they adapted.

Chris Kudialis - February 13, 2020

Arizona legislature opens with a flurry of cannabis bills

With a legalization vote expected in November, lawmakers consider reform measures in a 3-month session that starts today.

Chris Kudialis - January 12, 2020

Mayor Pete gets schooled at a ‘tidy’ Las Vegas cannabis grow

The Democratic presidential candidate toured two licensed Nevada companies and learned a whole lot about what's happening.

Chris Kudialis - October 24, 2019

As licensing snafu drags on, Nevada cannabis industry braces for trial

An ongoing lawsuit has pressed pause on the state's expansion of retail cannabis and thrown existing businesses into chaos.

Chris Kudialis - October 22, 2019

Did your state ban vaping? Check this updated list to find out

Recent court challenges have put some vape product bans on hold. What's your state doing?

Chris Kudialis - October 21, 2019

Indicted Ukrainians sought Nevada cannabis licenses in all the wrong ways

Two Ukrainian associates of Rudy Guilani have been indicted in a scheme to obtain cannabis licenses in Nevada illegally.

Chris Kudialis - October 11, 2019

Nevada’s first cannabis tasting room is set to open

Nevada's state lawmakers say cannabis lounges can't open until 2021. But with a site on tribal land, one operator isn't waiting.

Chris Kudialis - October 3, 2019

Nevada cannabis official at center of licensing scandal loses job

Jorge Pupo, head of the state's retail licensing agency, is out after charges of favoritism and manipulation.

Chris Kudialis - October 2, 2019