Nevada Judge Asked to Let New Wave of Retail Cannabis Shops Open

Attorneys for Nevada and some companies that won retail marijuana dispensary licenses last year told a judge that tax officials are fairly enforcing a voter-approved initiative that legalized recreational cannabis.

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August 19, 2019

Attorneys for Nevada and some companies that won retail marijuana dispensary licenses last year told a judge Friday that mistakes might have been made, but tax officials are fairly enforcing a voter-approved initiative that legalized recreational cannabis.

There would be no reason to stop the licensing process or order a do-over, said Steve Shevorski, a top deputy state attorney general, because Department of Taxation officials didn't abuse discretion or exceed their authority in shaping rules and regulations for applicants seeking to open retail cannabi shops.

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