Nevada Gov. Sandoval Signs Order That Could End Marijuana Distribution Fight

The regulations must be approved by the Nevada Tax Commission, which will vote on the proposal Thursday.

July 10, 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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With recreational marijuana quickly leaving the shelves of Nevada dispensaries, Gov. Brian Sandoval on Friday signed emergency regulations that could keep sales going strong beyond the first week.

Some dispensaries have told the state that a legal fight over distribution rights could put them out of product “within the next several days,” according to a statement from the tax department. Such a loss of product could hurt an industry that did millions of dollars of business over the first 100 hours of retail sales.

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“Based on reports of adult-use marijuana sales already far exceeding the industry’s expectations at the state’s 47 licensed retail marijuana stores, and the reality that many stores are running out of inventory, the Department must address the lack of distributors immediately,” the statement said.

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