It has been less than a month since the state of Nevada enacted their marijuana legalization, and business has been booming. So booming, in fact, that the state was required to pass emergency legislation to bring more weed to the fast-selling state.
In response to record sell-outs of the 47 legal retailers licensed to distribute the newly-legal drug, the Nevada Tax Commission hastily passed a regulation to allow more dispensaries to distribute cannabis in order to keep up with the massive demand.
The decision to open application and allow more formerly medical marijuana dispensaries to get into the legal weed business came after the department issued a “statement of emergency” last week, which was supported by the state’s Governor.
Now, businesses will be able to apply to sell cannabis in order to bolster the state’s supplies.
In the state, a complicated regulation bars cannabis retailers from obtaining marijuana directly from growers. Instead, distributors are required to serve as the middle man, in an attempt to regulate marijuana the same way that liquor is regulated.
Now, the community is calling on the state to rethink their plan and allow retailers to obtain cannabis directly from suppliers, speeding up the process and ensuring that the industry is able to serve the demand of its clients.
With such a booming success, Nevada and other legal weed states provide an appealing example to states who are still on the fence about whether or not to welcome the plant to their state economies.