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How a Former University President Got Into the Marijuana Business

RENO, Nev. — Former University of Nevada-Reno president Joe Crowley has found a new line of work — selling marijuana.

The well-liked former university boss is president of Sierra Wellness Connection, one of two companies that were awarded Reno’s first business licenses for cultivating medical marijuana.

The second business is MMG Agriculture, headed by Reno’s Job Hall, a former real estate executive.

Both companies, which have been through the state’s approval process, will be opening cultivation centers on Security Circle in Golden Valley. The Reno City Council voted unanimously to approve privileged business licenses for the two companies, which must obtain final state approval before opening.

Sierra Wellness Connection will also be operating a dispensary in the city of Reno, Crowley said.  [Read more at USA Today]

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