A dedicated industry advocate and native Nevadan, Riana Durrett’s commitment to the regulation and growth of Nevada’s cannabis industry cannot be understated.

Durrett joined the government affairs team of the Nevada Dispensary Association in February of 2015. In her current role as the association’s Executive Director, she is responsible for coordinating the NDA’s legislative and policy agendas as well as researching and responding to various issues that affect cannabis dispensaries in Nevada and performing crucial community outreach.

A natural leader and a driven attorney licensed in both Nevada and California, Durrett enjoys the opportunity to facilitate cooperative efforts among NDA members who have invested considerable time and resources into the burgeoning cannabis industry in Nevada. Many of whom, like Durrett, joined the NDA to assist in growing a professional, safe and productive industry for cannabis in their home state.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Durrett followed her early education with a Juris Doctorate from the Boyd School of Law. She also served legislative internships in Washington, D.C. and in the Nevada Legislature, including a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Judge Elissa Cadish. Durrett has practiced law for six years and is happy to be able to put her experience in government affairs and policy-making to good use as the NDA’s Executive Director.