Nevada’s First Day of Retail Cannabis Sales Marked by Success, Long Lines and Widespread Excitement – News

After Nevada voted to legalize recreational cannabis back in November, lawmakers moved quickly to draft regulations and get retail sales up and running by July 1st. Although the proposed start date was jeopardized over a lawsuit by local alcohol distributors, which argued that they had exclusive cannabis distribution rights, the state managed to pull through and launch recreational sales this weekend.   

Starting at midnight on Friday night, Nevada residents 21 and older were officially allowed to purchase recreational cannabis, and hoards of herb lovers turned out to partake in the historic moment. Despite the triple-digit temperatures, hundreds of customers traveled from nearby states and far away towns to  wait in line for hours and make their first legal purchase.

A number of dispensaries used social media to advertise special offerings, with some pot shops offering  free cannabis or clothing to the first hundred customers. Others provided free water, live music, valet parking, and more perks to eager cannabis consumers. As show rooms packed with people and ATM’s were emptied out, green-colored fireworks were exploded into the desert sky.

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