Nevada Moving Quickly Toward Recreational Pot

Nevada’s recreational marijuana program is on a roll. The Las Vegas Journal Review reported that an early start to recreationalweed sales had cleared the final hurdle, and the roll out is expected to be in place by July 1. Not bad considering the state approved recreational marijuana only this past November and medical cannabis in 2015. The Early Start Program would allow current medical marijuana businesses to be the first to participate in the recreational pot industry, Deonne Contine, director of the Nevada Department of Taxation, told NBC News 4. Most of the new regulations were copied from the state’s medical marijuana program. “It’s great for the state. It’s great for the industry. I think it’s great for everybody,” said Armen Yemenidjian, owner of Essence Cannabis dispensaries in Las Vegas. “This is a display in how Nevada gets things done.” The Taxation Department, Nevada’s regulating body for the recreational marijuana industry, will start to accept license applications...



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