Marijuana shortage: Nevada considers emergency measures

Marijuana Okies!

State officials in Nevada are considering emergency measures to deal with a lack of marijuana.

Demand has been strong since recreational use was legalised on 1 July.

There are plenty of outlets but not enough distributors, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports.

Legislation gave liquor wholesalers the right to distribute, but most do not meet the licence requirements, Nevada’s tax department is quoted as saying.

The department issued a “statement of emergency”, which means state officials could adopt emergency measures to combat the shortage.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The taxes they impose, in pieces, amount to nearly 40%

    • That bad eh.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And that’s why they can’t compete with the black market.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I say we just pitch everything and move to the Nevada desert to grow hydroponic weed and then retire in 5-years.

    • Makes sense. I liked Boulder.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      A chef I worked with for years told me that the restaurants get the best beef from the meat packers because restaurants can sell it at a higher margin to their customers and thus can pay more.
      The stuff we get in the grocery store is not as high quality.

      • WalterBannon

        That’s true. Its not just the meat. Its produce too.

  • Shebel

    I remember watching that on the fuzzy, olde, rabbit eared B@W with my Mum.
    Great movie.
    I am going to watch again.

    • Me too, it is an American classic, both book and movie.

  • Alain

    First world problems…….

  • WalterBannon

    Sounds like a business opportunity. Who wants to start a grow op in Nevada?

  • Gary

    Now remember….. pot is not addictive according to a pro-Pot lawyer that said they have smoke it about 3 times a week for 15 years and can quit whenever they want because they are NOT addicted.

    I guess the pot blocks out Reason where smokers addicted to it think it’s healthy to inhale a burned plant leaf smoke into the lungs that enters the blood and goes through the Liver and brain.