After nearly two weeks of Nevada dispensaries selling recreational marijuana without a way to restock their shelves, the pot will soon start flowing around the state again.
Sin City’s latest vice is fast turning into a crowd favorite statewide.
(A medical marijuana patient looks at weed for sale at a dispensary in Las Vegas, Nevada.John Locher/AP)
CANNABIS CULTURE- The majority of clinical research points to cannabis’ numerous health benefits. State-based medical marijuana programs continue to expand, reaching 29 states across the U.S. Recreational cannabis has recently expanded to eight.
Now that Nevada has the green light to move forward with its early start recreational marijuana program, it could set the national record for the fastest turnaround of retail reefer.
State has already baked an expected boost in tax revenue into the budget.
A bill allowing local governments to issue permits for marijuana social clubs has passed in the Nevada Senate.
With California in the lead, 2016 stands to be the biggest year yet for ending pot prohibition.
In May 2014, when activists began collecting signatures for a marijuana legalization initiative that will appear on Nevada’s ballot this November, the Las Vegas Review-Journal welcomed the measure as “an opportunity to reset America’s costly drug war.”