Early Marijuana Sales in Nevada?

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Although Nevada is not expected to start selling recreational marijuana until sometime around mid 2018, one forward-thinking state lawmaker is planning to push a piece of legislation in the upcoming session that he hopes will expedite the process.

According to a report from CBS affiliate KLAS-TV, State Senator Tick Segerblom is currently drafting a bill, which he will submit to the state legislature at the beginning of the year, designed to give Nevadas medical-marijuana dispensaries the right to temporarily sell cannabis products to the recreational sector while the newfound retail trade is being assembled.

With the recent passing of Question 2, the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana is technically set to become legal all across the Silver State, as of January 3. However, pot consumers are still going to be forced to purchase the herb from the black market until state officials get a grip on the regulatory affairs of the recreational sectora process that will take at least another year for them to hash out.

It is for this reason that Segerblom, who recently returned from a fact-finding mission in Portland, wants the state to follow in the footsteps of Oregon by passing legislation intended to give pot consumers early access to legal weed courtesy of the states medical-marijuana market.

They allowed the existing medical dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana and as far as we could tell, theres no reason we couldnt do that in Nevada, Segerblom told CBS affiliate KLAS-TV.

The primary mission in providing early pot sales, according to Segerblom, is to chip away at the strength of the black market and ensure that Nevada reaps all of the financial ...

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