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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.

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Las Vegas OK’d Cannabis Lounges but Nevada Just Said No

The big gaming companies didn't want the competition in Las Vegas, so it'll be at least July 2021 before the first lounge opens.

Chris Kudialis - June 10, 2019

Cannabis Lounges Are Coming to Las Vegas—but Not the Strip

Approval by the Las Vegas City Council has dispensary owners primed to open extravagant consumption lounges.

Chris Kudialis - May 3, 2019

Nevada’s Harassment Policy: A Chance for Cannabis to Lead by Example

The Nevada Dispensary Association says that although the new harassment policy caught the industry off guard, it offers the chance to “become a leader.”

Chris Kudialis - January 22, 2019

Cannagar Sells for $11,000 to a Very Generous New Year’s Party Host

At Nuwu Cannabis in Las Vegas, the Los Angeles restauranteur Brandon Hawkins picks up one hell of a party favor.

Chris Kudialis - December 29, 2018

Las Vegas Strip Looks to Open Cannabis Lounges in 2019

Tick Segerblom and Nevada lawmakers tour San Francisco's lounges to see what's working.

Chris Kudialis - November 27, 2018

In Nevada, Legal Cannabis Added $1 Billion Impact to State Economy

Boosted by the state's tourist trade, total retail sales topped a half-billion dollars—and growth shows no signs of slowing.

Chris Kudialis - October 26, 2018

World Series of Poker Boots Cannabis Sponsor Blüm From Casino

Poker pro Michael Mizrachi loves the Las Vegas dispensary, but the Rio Casino doesn't.

Chris Kudialis - July 13, 2018

One Year On, It’s Easy to Find Cannabis in Nevada—Maybe Too Easy

Nevada marijuana legalization crosses the one-year mark with a bevy of consumer options both legal and less above board.

Chris Kudialis - June 29, 2018

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