educators

AMANDA CONNOR, ESQ.

inventory control & common deficiencies

Amanda Connor’s boutique law practice, Connor & Connor PLLC, focuses on cannabis law, business formation,  litigation, personal injury, and business law, as well as providing valuable legal advice regarding medical marijuana laws.

Amanda is licensed to practice in Nevada and New Mexico.

RIANA DURRETT, ESQ.

Marketing and Advertising Regulations, dispensary Agent Training, Visitor Access and Obtaining an Agent Card & Packaging and Labeling

Riana Durrett serves as the Nevada Dispensary Association’s Executive Director, coordinating the NDA’s legislative and policy agendas and performing community outreach.

Riana responsible for researching and responding to various issues that affect  marijuana dispensaries in Nevada.

DANIELLE TARMU, ESQ.

product/premises liability & How to avoid a lawsuit

Danielle Tarmu has been practicing law at Southern Nevada’s top firms since 2009. She has made a name working in general liability defense as well as representing plaintiffs in cases involving catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, and unfair claims practices. Danielle is a talented litigation strategist and is known for her exceptional legal writing skill.

Department of Taxation

New Regulations & Compliance

In an effort to provide the most up-to-date compliance information to our students, the Nevada Dispensary Association works closely with the Marijuana Enforcement Division for the Nevada Department of Taxation. The Department, when available, provides agents to our training program to help explain new regulations as they are released and provide examples of good practice and how to execute new compliance initiatives.

Jessica Velazquez, CPA

Financial Compliance

Jessica Velazquez is a founding partner of K&H Consulting, a licensed Las Vegas based financial services firm committed to providing sound and practical accounting, tax, and advisory services to the cannabis industry. She is the firm’s main authority in tax matters for corporations, partnerships, individuals and representing clients before the IRS.

KRYSTAL SAAB, ESQ.

compliance

Krystal Saab is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer at Æther Gardens. In this role, she oversees legal operations for all U.S. entities. Most recently, Krystal worked in-house in the casino industry directing AML Compliance. She has served as the BSA Officer and Director of AML Compliance at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as well as working at The Sands Corp. and The Venetian | The Palazzo as an attorney focused on AML Compliance. She started her legal career as a litigator in Southern California and then Las Vegas, Nevada.