Nevada Legal Weed Sales Continue to Skyrocket Past Expectations – News

Photo via Jardin Dispensary Las Vegas

Nevadans can’t get enough ganja. Less than four months into the state’s move to end cannabis prohibition and welcome reefer as yet another dish on Sin City’s menu of delights, recreational marijuana sales have surpassed all expectations, with data from the first two months of legal weed sales shattering initial revenue records set in Colorado and Washington.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a report released by the Nevada Department of Taxation early this week puts the Silver State’s recreational marijuana sales at $33 million for August alone, a $6 million increase from the state’s record-breaking $27 million in first-month sales this past July.

State officials had originally anticipated only $21.5 million in August sales, with no month this year expected to exceed $28 million in total. With tourists flocking from across the world and locals quickly opting for dispensary bud over black market buys, it appears Nevada tax officials can majorly upgrade their projections.

For local dispensary owners, the continued flood of businesses is more than welcome. With original predictions already crushed, Andrew Jolly,…

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