Nevada Marijuana Shortage: State Officials Scramble To Stock Up | NBC Nightly News

Nevada Marijuana Shortage: State Officials Scramble To Stock Up | NBC Nightly News


IT’S THE DISTRIBUTION.>>Reporter: TONIGHT IN NEVADA, THE POT PIPELINE’S BACK UP AND RUNNING SLOWLY. SOME DISPENSARIES RESTOCKING THEIR SHELVES AFTER WHAT WAS SHAPING UP TO A DISTRIBUTION DISASTER.>>ALL OF THESE BINS WERE FILLED.>>Reporter: WHEN NEVADA KICKED OFF LEGAL RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA SALES THIS MONTH, SHOPS LIKE LAS VEGAS RELEAF COULD BARELY KEEP UP WITH DEMAND, EDIBLES ESPECIALLY FLYING OFF SHELVES.>>IT HAS BEEN INSANE ACTUALLY. IT’S BEEN MORE THAN WE HAVE ANTICIPATED.>>Reporter: GROWING IT WASN’T THE PROBLEM. THERE’S PLENTY OF WHOLESALE WEED. THE TROUBLE WAS MOVING IT TO DISPENSARIES. UNLIKE THE FOUR OTHER STATES WITH LEGAL RECREATIONAL POT, NEVADA REGULATORS REQUIRE ALCOHOL DISTRIBUTORS TO TRANSPORT THE DRUG, BUT NONE WAS LICENSED WHEN SALES BEGAN.>>BECAUSE WE PASSED THE LAW SO FAST OR IMPLEMENTED IT SO FAST WE DIDN’T HAVE A DISTRIBUTOR UP AND RUNNING AND IT’S A LONG STORY, BUT –>>Reporter: OR A CANNABIS CONUNDRUM. NEVADA’S DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION ISSUED A STATEMENT OF EMERGENCY, WARNING THE INDUSTRY COULD GRIND TO A HALT, PUTTING AN EXPECTED $60 MILLION IN TAX REVENUE OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS IN JEOPARDY.>>THAT REVENUE IS IN THE BUDGET, AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROCESSES ARE IN PLACE TO GET IT IN.>>Reporter: THIS WEEK, STATE OFFICIALS MET TO TRY AND HASH OUT A SOLUTION. THEY PASSED EMERGENCY REGULATIONS TO EXPAND WHO CAN APPLY FOR DISTRIBUTION LICENSES. TWO ALCOHOL WHOLESALERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN APPROVED, THOUGH SOME DISPENSARIES WORRY THAT’S STILL NOT ENOUGH.>>WE HAVE 40-PLUS DISPENSARIES IN TOWN THAT ARE IN THE SAME POSITION THAT WE’RE IN, AND SO FROM A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE, OBVIOUSLY IT’S NOT A GOOD PLACE TO BE, WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE THE PRODUCT TO SELL TO CUSTOMERS.>>Reporter: CALL IT GROWING PAINS, IN A BUDDING INDUSTRY, AS SIN CITY GOES TO POT.

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  • Prepper III%

    too many puns to count. they did leave out "pot head".

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  • pagodagold

    NBC is fake news..trump2020

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  • Reduce Narcotic Demand - Deter The Drug War

    Recreational marijuana legalization in a state will continually support criminals. Places in Latin America have supplies of drugs for organized criminals to operate in those areas which cause drug wars. That drug war left thousands dead to traffic marijuana, heroin, cocaine and many other drugs to satisfy the demand. Marijuana intended for recreational use was originally exploited from Latin America and legalization only increased exploitation efforts by criminals since late 2012. For instance, "The Legalization of Marijuana The Impact Volume 3: Section 7 talked about increased trafficking of Colorado's marijuana. Criminal organizations can take advantage of easy access which will then increase crime. For example, "The Legalization of Marijuana The Impact Volume 4: Page 115 talked about increased organized crime due to recreational marijuana legalization. Increased organized criminal activity results in a drug war from new supplies via legalization which will factor in increasing crime. WASPC (Statewide Crimes in Washington) and CBI (Statewide Crimes in Colorado) found crime to have increased from 2013 to 2015. More evidence of legal recreational marijuana effects factoring in increased crime is that state and state residents has increased revenue, yet crime is still increasing. Prohibition should be reinstated and medical marijuana legalized. Decreasing the demand for drugs using anti – drug education (to prevent new users), rehabilitation and helping non violent drug user prisoners get a new life.

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  • Naxty Merch

    Intelligent people know Marijuana is Harmless & it is a safe and effective pain reducer along with a gazillion other medical benefits… it takes slower moving minds to catch up with the truth of whats really what. Marijuana needs to be Legalized Medically and Recreationally and Pardonded from the stigma that was falsely stickered to it…. hemp plant itself is a food source for livestock and possibly made into anythinng…. including plastic…. yes, plastic and people need to educate themselves before they start following the lies about these powerful plants!!! USA #1 Vote: Tax it + Regulate it = USA #1

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  • Rahmi Ariesty

    Ada yg sempet gak ke nevada suami berkelana aku

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