“Silver State” Nevada is running out of drug and that drug is Marijuana. Yes, this controversial drug marijuana is running out just less than two weeks after the drug went on sale legally. Looking at the situation Nevada officials have declared a state of emergency over marijuana.
Lack of marijuana prompts ‘state of emergency’ in Nevada
Why marijuana shortage in nevada?
Nevada is facing a shortage of drug and that drug is this notorious drug Marijuana. State of Nevada has already declared emergency. Two weeks after the sales kicked off of recreational pot. Nevada is now making an emergency regulation because their is not enough pot. Stores in Nevada is running out due to unanticipated demand. The Regulation will allow more dispensaries to become licensed distributors including the liquor wholesalers.
Medical use of marijuana is permitted in 25 states, including Nevada where it has been legal since 2001.
To ease the shortage of marijuana, Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., issued the state of emergency on Friday, which will allow state officials to decide on new rules. the state Department of Taxation warned that “this nascent industry would grind to a halt.”
“We didn’t know the demand would be this intense,” Al Fasano, cofounder of Las Vegas ReLeaf, said Tuesday. “All of a sudden you have like a thousand people at the door.…We have to tell people we’re limited in our products.”
After the last year’s state referendum over legalization — which was stupendous approved by voters, Nevada state now allow people aged 21 and over to buy or possess up to an ounce of weed but on the other hand the state’s powerful alcohol lobby worried that legalized weed would cut into liquor store sales.
Why alcohol lobby worried about Marijuana?
Weed in Nevada was legalized on July 1, nearly 50 dispensaries had been licensed to sell recreational pot. But no alcohol distributors had been approved to transport it.
Official Statement on “Marijuana Shortage in nevada”
The state Department of Taxation said it had received about half a dozen applications from alcohol distributors but that none had so far met the state licensing requirements.
Gov. Brian Sandoval, who did not support legalization, has authorized state officials to hold a hearing Thursday to establish emergency reforms, including speeding up the review process for transport licenses and allowing marijuana companies to move pot if they meet certain requirements.
Other states where recreational marijuana is legal — Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska — allow the dispensaries to transport pot themselves, with no privileges given to alcohol distributors.
Many Nevada dispensaries had stockpiled marijuana before legalization took effect.
“We bought as much as we could hold ahead of legal sales beginning,” said Fasano, whose dispensary is less than a block from the Las Vegas Strip.
Nevada Dispensary Association estimated sales of $3m (£2.3m) in the first four days of legalisation, with tax revenue of $1m.
Nevada regulators has now mull expedited marijuana supply licensing
The new guidelines used to determine sufficiency to meet demand also would include:
— a sample of market demand for both medical and recreational pot the last three months
— industry growth expectations based on other states
— the need make a minimum of three to five deliveries a day to some dispensaries
— an understanding of a complicated “seed to sale” tracking system
Following an overwhelming demand for recreational marijuana, Nevada regulators are set to vote Thursday on emergency rules that would expedite licensing for pot distributors.
So far, fewer than 10 alcohol wholesalers have applied for pot distribution licenses and as of last week none had met the qualifications, the Nevada Department of Taxation said.