The Weedly Report - July 11, 2017
Nevada Governor Declares State of Emergency as Recreational Marijuana Outlets Run Low
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No, this breaking news story wasn’t written by Spicoli, or sponsored by Cheech and Chong. In fact, check Snopes, its real alright. And, its a glimpse into your state’s future as the markets and consumers scream loudly for more recreational weed.
Nevada’s Governor declared a state of emergency on Friday, July 07, 2017 as the state’s marijuana dispensaries began to run out of weed only about two weeks after recreational marijuana became legal in the state known for it’s gambling strips. That’s right, the high rollers of Nevada can now be considered high rollers. The Governor’s declaration will allow the state legislature to make moves to help alleviate the shortage of marijuana - in other words, “pass the Dutchie from the left hand side”. (If you’re a newbie to all this, here you go: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pass_the_Dutchie) .
It is reported Nevada’s Department of Taxation has stated that many of the state’s recreational dispensaries may run out of weed supply within days if the supply is not improved. Nevada’s concern is that business owners across the state have geared up for the new weed boom, training new employees and investing in infrastructure. If the supply is not increased, state leaders are worried the new weed windfall and all the jobs that have come with it, will come to a grinding halt.
According to PodGuide.com, Nevada has marijuana dispensaries in Carson City, Incline Village, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Mesquite, Pahrump, and Reno / Sparks. It is unclear in this directory how many of them are medicinal dispensaries and how many also hold a recreational licenses. Also according to PotGuide.com, for those holding a medical marijuana license (even from out of state) possession up to 2.5 oz of cannabis is legal. For those dispensaries holding a recreational license, they may sell weed to those individuals in possession of a valid government issued I.D. who are 21 years or older. Nevada maintains reciprocity with other medical marijuana states, meaning your medical card from out-of-state is valid at any Nevada dispensary.
More time will have to pass before we can weed out what will bring in more money for the gambling capital of the U.S.: Slot machines, ganja or pizza delivery? We will see. For now, “Pass the dutchie from the left hand side”.