Nevada ready to begin recreational marijuana sales July 1

Time to plan a quick trip to Reno or Vegas, because Nevada is set to begin selling legal pot this weekend.

Despite a long-running legal battle brought on by liquor distributors, the state still plans to roll out the legal sale of marijuana to adults, reports KTNV Las Vegas.

Starting Saturday, July 1, adults the age of 21 and over with valid identification can purchase up to one ounce of cannabis or 1/8 ounce of edibles or concentrates from one of several approved dispensaries.

Las Vegas and Clark County officials have approved 37 dual-use permits to allow medical dispensaries to sell their products for recreational use as early as this Saturday, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Meanwhile, Reno has approved four shops for initial weekend sales.

“I think there will be long lines,” said Nancy Whiteman, co-owner of Colorado-based Wana Brands, in an interview with the Associated Press. “I think because of the sheer historical precedent and the novelty of it that people will want to be a part of that first day.”

According to the AP, Nevada officials estimate that tourists will account for 63 percent of recreational pot…

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