Cannabis Advisory Commission (CAC)


Governor Sisolak is pleased to announce the opportunity to submit applications for appointment to the Cannabis Advisory Commission (CAC). The Commission was created by AB533, a measure sponsored by the Governor and approved by the Nevada State Legislature in 2019. The Cannabis Advisory Commission was established to study issues related to cannabis and to make recommendations to the Cannabis Compliance Board regarding the regulation of cannabis and any activity related to cannabis.

    AB533 details the full scope of responsibility and topics for review assigned to the Commission.

      Membership

      The Commission consists of:

      • (a) The Executive Director of the Board, who shall serve as Chair of the Commission;
      • (b) The Director of the Department of Public Safety;
      • (c) The Attorney General;
      • (d) The Executive Director of the Department of Taxation;
      • (e) Eight members appointed by the Governor as follows:
        • (1) One member who possesses knowledge, skill and experience in the coltivation of cannabis;
        • (2) One member who possesses knowledge, skill and experience in the business of retailing cannabis;
        • (3) One member who possesses knowledge, skill and experience in laboratory sciences and toxicology;
        • (4) One member who possesses knowledge, skill and experience in the manufacturing of cannabis products; 
        • (5) One member who:
          • (I) Is a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 630 or 633 of NRS and has knowledge, skill and experience in the medical use of cannabis through clinical practice or medical research;
            or
          • (II) Has knowledge, skill and experience in public health or food safety
        • (6) One member who is a representative of an organization that advocates on behalf of patients who engage in the medical use of cannabis;
        • (7) One member who possesses knowledge, skill and experience in the field of criminal justice reform dealing specifically with the mitigation of the disproportionate impact of drug prosecutions on communities of color; and
        • (8) One member who is an attorney licensed to practice in this State and experienced in providing legal services to cannabis establishments or patients who engage in the medical use of cannabis in this State or another jurisdiction.
         

        • (Sec.52) 2. Each appointed member of the Commission serves a term of 2 years.
        • (Sec 52) 3. An appointed member of the Commission
          • (a) May be reappointed.
          • (b) Shall not serve more than 8 years.
        • 4. Any vacancy occurring in the appointed membership of the Commission must be filled by the Governor not later than 90 days after the vacancy. A member appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve as a member of the Commission for the remainder of the original term of appointment.
        • 5. Each member of the Commission is entitled to receive a salary of not more than $80, as fixed by the Cannabis Compliance.
        • 6. The members of the Commission may meet throughout each year at the times and places specified by a call of the Chair or a majority of its members. A majority of the members of the Commission constitutes a quorum and a quorum may exercise all the powers conferred on the Commission.
        • 7. The Cannabis Compliance Board shall provide the Commission with such staff as is necessary to carry out the duties of the Commission.

          Staffing

          The Chair of the commission may appoint subcommittees. More information on the qualifications and applying for this position will be posted through the Nevada Division of Human Resource Management when available.

            The Application Process for Membership on the Cannabis Advisory Commission

            If you are interested in being considered for appointment to the Commission, please submit your application through the process set forth below and complete each step. Only applications that include all required documentation – as set forth in the steps below – will be considered. The deadline for submitting your application is November 1, 2019.

              Please direct any questions you have regarding the contents of this application or process to:

                Office of the Governor
                Boards & Commissions
                101 N. Carson Street
                Carson City, NV 89701
                (775) 684-5670
                boards@gov.nv.gov

                  NOTE: The biographical information from your application may be provided to the press upon your appointment.

                    DISCLAIMER: Your submittal of this application does not indicate that you have been selected or appointed. Accordingly, please be cautious of making statements to the effect until you have been specifically informed of your appointment. The Governor's Office will notify you of your appointment if you are qualified and selected.

                      Step 1: Complete the Application for Appointment to Position of Trust

                      Step 2: Additional Information that is REQUIRED

                        NOTE: The following is a manual process that is required:

                        • Authorization for Release of Personal Information form
                          • Download form
                          • Print downloaded form
                          • YOUR SIGNATURE and the SIGNATURE of a NOTARY is required

                        Step 3: Additional Information that is ONLY REQUIRED if you are a Lawyer

                          NOTE: The following is required ONLY if you are a Lawyer

                          • State Bar of Nevada Authorization for Release of Information
                            • Download form
                            • Print downloaded form
                            • YOUR SIGNATURE and the SIGNATURE of a NOTARY is required

                          Step 4: Email the following information

                            You must email the following information to support your application to boards@gov.nv.gov:

                            • Application for Release of Personal Information and Waiver
                            • State Bar of Nevada Authorization for Release of Information (if you are a lawyer)
                            • Your current resume
                            • Your biography or curriculum vitae to the Governor's office
                            • At least one letter of recommendation demonstrating your qualifications for appointment to the CAC

                              Additional Information

                              Ethical Standards Form - for appointees only