On Oct. 3, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding a dispute over the distribution rights of recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada. The case is the culmination of months of back and forth between the state’s Department of Taxation and the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada.
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The ongoing drama over who can distribute recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada is now heading before the Nevada Supreme Court.
Nevada recreational cannabis sales have declined by approximately 20-30% since first launching in July of this year, according to a report published by the Nevada Department of Taxation and obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal.
On Aug. 17, 2017, Nevada District Judge James Todd Russell lifted a temporary restraining order against the Nevada Department of Taxation that prevented the department from issuing recreational marijuana distribution licenses to businesses other than licensed alcohol distributors.
In the state of Nevada, the issue of recreational marijuana distribution licenses is once again back in court. On Aug. 11, 2017, Nevada District Judge James Todd Russell issued an injunction against the Department of Taxation to prevent the issuance of distribution licenses to businesses other than alcohol distributors.
On Aug. 10, 2017, the Nevada Department of Taxation determined that there is an insufficient number of alcohol distributors applying for recreational marijuana distribution licenses, paving the way for other players within the marijuana industry to participate.
After nearly a week of sales, Nevada dispensaries are on the verge of running out of marijuana. On July 7, 2017, it was announced that Gov. Brian Sandoval had endorsed a “statement of emergency” issued by the state Department of Taxation, giving the department the latitude to adopt emergency regulations aimed at fixing the marijuana shortage.
The early sale of recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada is in danger of being delayed. On May 30, 2017, a Nevada district court judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the Department of Taxation from issuing marijuana distribution licenses.
With Wednesday, May 31, 2017, being the last day to submit recreational marijuana license applications for Nevada’s early-start program, the state has already started adding up the number of applications it has received.
The application period for Nevada’s early-start marijuana sales is officially underway. The Department of Taxation began accepting applications Monday for businesses wanting to grow, produce and sell recreational marijuana.
Licensed Nevada medical marijuana facilities in good standing with state agencies will be allowed to start recreational marijuana sales on July 1, according to the industry’s new state regulating body.
Hoping to help fight the proliferation of black market cannabis, two Nevada state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would give an early start to recreational cannabis sales.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Nevada has joined California and Massachusetts by legalizing marijuana today.