Hundreds Line Up Outside Nevada Marijuana Dispensaries for First Day of Adult-Use Sales

Recreational cannabis became legal for consumers to purchase on July 1.

July 3, 2017
The Washington Times
Dispensary news Legislation and regulation State by State: Nevada

The former mayor of Las Vegas and a current state senator were among the first Nevadans to legally purchase recreational marijuana on Saturday as the Silver State became the fifth in the nation where adults can legally buy weed without a doctor’s recommendation.

A total of 44 dispensaries were authorized to begin selling recreational pot to customers starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, and hundreds of of customers lined up outside Nevada’s pot shops to be among the first patrons of the state’s recreational weed program.

STATE BY STATE: Nevada Cannabis News

As many as 300 people were in line outside Oasis Medical Cannabis in Las Vegas when its doors opened at midnight, KTNV reported. Another dispensary across town, Reef Dispensaries, entertained customers with a fireworks show while they waited in line, KSNV reported.

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