Nevada must’ve gotten mad high over the past week ’cause they’re already starting to sell out of recreational marijuana. The state’s dispensaries are also supposedly running out.
According to the Reno-Gazette Journal, lines were out the door since the new law went into effect and the state’s 47 dispensaries are struggling to keep up with the demand. The Nevada Dispensary Association estimates there’s already been approximately $3 million in sales, which would bring in around $1 million in tax revenue to the state.
The supply of marijuana in Nevada is so low in fact, the state’s government is considering “emergency regulations” that’ll fast-track the approval process for more distributors. Licenses for new distributors have been held up by regulatory issues.
“Within the next several days” the supply of some of the Nevada’s dispensaries could run out, according to Stephanie Klapstein, a spokesperson for the Nevada Tax Commission.
Lesson: don’t underestimate the lungs of the west.