Cannabis Compliance Board

Governor Sisolak is pleased to announce the opportunity to submit applications for appointment to the Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB). The Commission was created by AB533, a measure sponsored by the Governor and approved by the Nevada State Legislature in 2019. The Cannabis Compliance Board will assume from the Department of Taxation all statutory authority to regulate cannabis in Nevada.


  • 1. Each member of the Board must be a resident of the State of Nevada.
  • 2. No member of the Legislature, no person holding any elective office in the State Government, nor any officer or official of any political party is eligible for appointment to the Board.
  • 3. Not more than three of the five members of the Board may be of the same political party.
  • 4. It is the intention of the Legislature that the Board be composed of the most qualified persons available.
    (Sect 57)
    • 1. A member of the Board must not be:
      • a) A member of any political convention; or
      • b) A member of any committee of any political party, or engage in any partisan activities.
    • 2. A member may not possess any pecuniary interest in any business or organization holding a license under this title or in an entity doing business with any person or organization holding a license or registration card under this title.


The Cannabis Compliance Board, consisting of five members appointed by the Governor, is hereby created as follows:

  • 5. One member of the Board must:
    • a) Be a public accountant certified or licensed by this State or another state of the United States or a public accountant qualified to practice public accounting under the provisions of chapter 628 of NRS, have 5 years of progressively responsible experience in general accounting and have a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of corporate finance; or
    • b) Possess the qualifications of an expert in the fields of corporate finance and auditing, general finance or economics.
  • 6. One member of the Board must be selected with special reference to his or her training and experience in the fields of investigation or law enforcement.
  • 7. One member of the Board must be an attorney licensed to practice in this State and selected with special reference to his or her knowledge, skill and experience in regulatory compliance.
  • 8. One member of the Board must be selected with special reference to his or her knowledge, skill and experience in the cannabis industry.
  • 9. One member of the Board must be a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 630 or 633 of NRS and have knowledge, skill and experience in the area of public health or be a psychologist, clinical professional counselor, alcohol and drug abuse counselor or social worker with knowledge, skill and experience in the area of education and prevention of abuse relating to cannabis.


  • 1. The term of office of each member of the Board is 4 years
  • 2. The Governor shall appoint the members of the Board and designate one member to serve as Chair, who shall preside over all official activities of the Board.
  • 3. The Governor may remove any member for misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance in office. Removal may be made after:
    • (a) The member has been served with a copy of the charges against the member; and
    • (b) A public hearing before the Governor is held upon the charges, if requested by the member charged. The request for a public hearing must be made within 10 days after service upon such member of the charges. If a hearing is not requested, a member is removed effective 10 days after service of charges upon the member. A record of the proceedings at the public hearing must be filed with the Secretary of State.

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  

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. 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:  

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

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

Step 4: Email the following information

You must email the following information to support your application to  

  • 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 Cannabis Compliance Board.

Additional Information

Ethical Standards Form - for appointees only