Many things in life constitute an emergency but running out of marijuana is definitely not one of them. Yet, Nevada’s Republican Governor Brian Sandoval has given his approval to a declaration of emergency after being informed by the state’s tax gurus that they are running out of marijuana. The only emergency is that with no pot to sell, the state loses out on the tax revenue.
Nevada’s governor has endorsed a statement of emergency declared for recreational marijuana regulations, after the state’s tax authority declared that many stores are running out of weed.
The Nevada Tax Commission said in a statement it will consider emergency regulations on July 13 to provide a structure for marijuana distribution to retailers. It would allow for liquor wholesalers to get in on the marijuana business.
“Based on reports of adult-use marijuana sales already far exceeding the industry’s expectations at the state’s 47 licensed retail marijuana stores, and the reality that many stores are running out of inventory, the Department must address the lack of distributors immediately,” the statement said. “Some establishments report the need for delivery within the next several days.” …
Frankly, marijuana should never have been legalized in the first place. There are growing numbers of reports linking the legalization of marijuana for recreational use to increased traffic accidents and increases in emergency room visits. Some regular pot users are also developing a medical condition directly related to the use of marijuana.