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.