CNN - January 2018
Featured: Can I buy Legal Weed Today? Concerns After Cole Memo Rescinded
Elevate Magazine - October 2017
Lounge Act: Nevada authorities open door to the possibility of cannabis clubs and other cannabis friendly businesses. (p.36)
Elevate Magazine - September 2017
The 2nd Amendment & Cannabis: A deep dive into how your gun rights conflict with your marijuana use. (p.39)
Elevate Magazine - August 2016
Know Your Rights: Child Custody, Cannabis, and the Courts (p.28)
Elevate Magazine - May 2016
The Law and Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis (p.14)
Elevate Magazine - March 2016
Reciprocity Rules! (p.32)
Elevate Magazine - February 2016
The Facts About Felonies and Working in the Cannabis Industry (p.24)
Elevate Magazine - January 2016
Are CBD Products Legal or Not? (p.24)
International Business Times - December 2015
Quoted on Regulatory Hurdles: Medical Marijuana Has Arrived In Las Vegas, But Will all the Hurdles Harsh Sin City's Buzz?
Derek J. Connor Esq. Biography
Derek J. Connor Esq. was born and raised in Alaska where his family operated a small business. Following high school Derek served on active duty in the United States Navy from 2000-2004 aboard amphibious landing ship, USS Comstock. While serving in the Navy, Derek was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2001-2002 and Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2004. Derek was honorably discharged from active duty in October 2004 and remained in the reserves until 2008.
After being discharged from active duty, Derek attended New Mexico State University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, with Honors. Derek was selected to the Gamma Beta Phi academic honor society in recognition of his academic achievements while at New Mexico State.
Derek then attended the University of New Mexico School of Law where he was an editor of the New Mexico Law Review, President of the Veterans Association and President of the Federalist Society. Following law school Derek worked at the civil litigation firm of Guebert Bruckner P.C. in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Derek later relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada to work at a boutique insurance defense firm where his practice focused on defending individuals and businesses facing litigation. Determining that he could provide better service to his clients by running his own practice, Derek founded the law firm of Connor & Connor Pllc. with his wife, Amanda, in 2012. Derek's practice has focused largely on civil litigation, business planning and providing legal advice to clients regarding Nevada’s complex marijuana laws.
Derek is licensed to practice law in Nevada and New Mexico. Since founding his law firm Derek has appeared in numerous news outlets, trade magazines, and local publications including National Public Radio, Fox 5 News, 8 News Now, and Vegas Cannabis Magazine among others.
Metro Strips Patients of Concealed Carry Privileges (p.25)
Vegas Cannabis Magazine – June 2015
"Marijuana Patients and Firearms" – Page 44
National Public Radio – July 2014
"New York Death Reignites Decades-Old Debate Over Neck Restraints"
Las Vegas Sun – October 2013
"Big Money Clamoring for a Piece of Nevada's Medical Marijuana Pie"
Las Vegas Sun – August 2013
"Captured on Camera: Men Point to Video as Proof of Misconduct by Metro Police"
Fox 5 News – May 2013
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Closer to Reality in Nevada
Las Vegas Weekly - November 2017
Featured: Captains of Cannabis
UNLV News - October 2017
Quoted: Nevada Supreme Court Holding Cannabis Distribution Hearing at UNLV
Las Vegas Sun - August 2017
Featured: Las Vegas Attorneys Confident Law Will Keep Pace with Evolution of Recreational Marijuana
Elevate Magazine - July 2017
The Do's and Don'ts: Everything You Need to Know Now That Recreational Use of Marijuana Is Legal in Nevada
Las Vegas Now - May 2017
Quoted: Recreational Marijuana Sales Expected to Start July 1
Channel 3 News (Las Vegas) - May 2017
Quoted: Temporary Regulations for Retail Marijuana Officially Adopted by Nevada Tax Commission
Elevate Magazine - April 2017
The Right Stuff: Are Cannabis Patients Covered by a Patient's Bill of Rights? (p.32)
Elevate Magazine - February 2017
The Role of Local Government in Nevada's Marijuana Market (p.38)
Vert Magazine - January 2017
Question 2 Passed in Nevada. Now What?
Elevate Magazine - December 2016
Marijuana-Infused Edibles: How Are Nevada's Children Being Protected? (p.32)
Dr. Green Relief - December 2016
Featured: All About Recreational Marijuana In Nevada
Essence Vegas - November 2016
Speaker at Essence Educates
Elevate Magazine - November 2016
Understanding Changes to NAC 453A State; Adopts Revised Regulations to Medical Use of Marijuana Law (p.42)
Amanda N Connor, Esq. Biography
Amanda N. Connor was raised in Deming, New Mexico. After valedictorian from high school, Amanda attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor's of Liberal Arts. Amanda then received a Masters in Education from the University of California San Diego, also graduating Magna Cum Laude.
While working as a dual language kindergarten teacher in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Amanda received her Masters of Administration from New Mexico State University graduating with Honors. Amanda then attended the University of New Mexico School of Law where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. During law school, Amanda was an editor on the New Mexico Law Review and active in several student organizations.
Since leaving law school Amanda's practice has focused on cannabis law, business formation and litigation. Amanda worked for Peifer, Hansen & Mullins, P.A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico and for Albuquerque Business Law before starting a boutique law firm - Connor & Connor PLLC - with her husband. Connor & Connor PLLC practices in personal injury, business law, and provides legal advice regarding medical marijuana laws.
Amanda is licensed to practice in Nevada and New Mexico.
Vegas Cannabis Magazine - October 2016
Featured: Mommy, Why Are You Supporting Legal Marijuana?
Elevate Magazine - September 2016
Your Right to Grow Cannabis at Home (p.14)
Vegas Cannabis Magazine - July 2016
Legal Tips for Medical Marijuana Patients
Elevate Magazine - July 2016
Becoming Your Child's Medical Cannabis Caregiver (p.15)
Elevate Magazine - June 2016
Medicating in the Workplace (p.30)
Elevate Magazine - October 2015
Delivery is Meant for Pizza not Cannabis (p.30)
Elevate Magazine - September 2015
New Legislation Prohibits Home Extraction of Concentrated Cannabis Oil (p.30)
Fox 5 News (Las Vegas) - July 2015
Quoted: Las Vegas Marijuana Businesses Still on Track to Open Soon
Elevate Magazine - July 2015
Navigating the Legal Landscape (p.13)
Marijuana Business Daily - May 2015
Quoted: In Race to Open, Some Nevada Dispensaries Eyeing Home Growers for Cannabis
Pahrump Valley Times - February 2014
New Pot Laws: Cashing In Isn't Easy or Cheap
Riana Durrett Biography
Durrett now serves as Executive Director of Nevada Dispensary Association and outside counsel to Connor & Connor PLLC. Durrett's focus at Connor & Connor is assisting corporate clients with cannabis regulatory compliance, but she also continues to help individuals with criminal charges.