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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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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

Nevada official put on leave amid cannabis licensing fiasco

Less than two weeks after a judge stopped Nevada from giving out dozens of planned retail cannabis licenses, the state has put one of its top cannabis officials on leave.

Chris Kudialis - September 9, 2019

Lawsuit exposes Nevada’s sketchy cannabis licensing practices

A lawsuit reveals expensive dinners, high-priced consultants, and scoring judges hired from Manpower. (Yes, the temp agency.)

Chris Kudialis - September 5, 2019

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