Nevada dispensaries are struggling to keep their pot shops filled with the goods due to strict state regulations.
High demand for marijuana in Nevada is forcing officials to declare a state of emergency as dispensaries are running on fumes.
Recreational use of the substance became legal in the state just two weeks ago but retailers are struggling to keep up the weed on the shelves according to the Los Angeles Times.
‘We didn’t know the demand would be this intense’ said Al Fasano – cofounder of Las Vegas ReLeaf – on Tuesday – according to the Times.
‘All of a sudden you have like a thousand people at the door . . . We have to tell people we’re limited in our products’.
The Nevada Department of Taxation said last week that ‘this nascent industry could grind to a halt’.‘The crisis has to do with distribution and state rules over who is allowed to transport marijuana’ the Times reported.Nevada is worried that it will have a negative impact on the millions of dollars of projected tax revenue that will be used towards school’s and the state’s reserve funds.There is a 10 percent tax on the sales and a 15 percent tax on the growers.(cont..)