Sales of recreational marijuana have blown past expectations in Nevada, threatening to leave some dispensaries with empty shelves. After Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed a statement of emergency in the first week of legal sales, regulators are looking to bolster the supply chain.

The Nevada Tax Commission is meeting Thursday to determine whether the state has enough wholesale marijuana distributors; it could also adopt emergency regulations.

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  1. Phydeau, not actually packed with Wall Street veterans says:

    Nevada tax officials expect pot sales to generate $100 million in revenue over the next two years.

    Woohoo! Stoners helping to balance the budget! 😀

  2. NewFormatSux says:

    I don’t know if thought thru the effect of having Vegas smell throughout, the loss of revenue. They banned secondhand smoke because people hated the smell and the tobacco corporations were branded evil. Only a matter of time before Big Marijuana gets the same treatment.

    • bobbo, we think with words and flower with ideas says:

      I’d be surprised if all the anti-public smoking laws don’t apply to MJ?

      MJ should be legal….and the anti-smoking laws should apply.

      • NewFormatSux says:

        What’s annoying is when they apply it to vaping.

          • Tim says:

            It is probably safe. At the very least, it is harm reduction. It is true that many of the flavorings could cause problems such as diacetyl; That fake buttery flavor that killed the lungs of popcorn workers. Also, the temperatures involved are too low for claimed production of formaldehyde and many other harmful products of combustion.

            I’ve a friend with stints in his heart who smokes continually in a shut up trailer. I’ve tried to get him to switch but he believes it is worse because the heart association is against it because reasons it sends the *wrong* message to the kids.

            Btw, it is not ‘vapor’ but a very fine mist. It is very fun to experiment with it on a landscape of a furrowed coat or blanket — I like to make a well at the top of my coat mountain and slowly release the stuff into it. It pools up, it then runs downhill, following the furrow, and even partially spills over the curved bits in what looks like an elaborate slow motion waterfall.

            It’s my own little open-air cloud chamber. It ‘runs’ downhill because the mist is evaporating into a vapor and cooling itself off.

          • bobbo, we think with words and flower with ideas says:

            Thanks Tim—I have no real opinion on the subject. I’m with spiffy on this subject: any smell at all is sufficient to ban it from public dispersal.

            Of note, as you say, it is particulate matter. NO PARTICULATE MATTER is “good” for the lungs.

            Is that not true?

          • Tim says:

            It is ‘particulate matter’ the same as with an asthma nebulizer. It does not leave things in the lungs as it is absorbed or vaporized and exhaled.

            OK. There are some concerns over particulate matter from silica wicks (or cotton, if one rolls his own heater coil), the degredation of the heating coil, and metal particles from screwing and unscrewing the tank/battery interface. A well-working setup has quite the forceful ‘pops and sizzle’ which may introduce ‘particles’.

            I’d think these concerns are orders of magnitude below particulants such as in automotive exaust (rolling coal comes to mind) or close proximity to a wood stove.

            Tobacco causes cancer, smoke from cannabis does not. Even with it ‘smoked’ instead of vaped, there is no correlation to lung problems. As a matter of fact, the Jamaican studies show increased life expectancy for smoked cannabis; even (and especially) with concurrent tobacco use — Maybe it is because cannabis is a bronchial dilator which also stimulates expectorant (snot) flow which cleans the lungs out.

          • bobbo, we think with words and flower with ideas says:

            Last I heard, cancer and tobacco were only highly correlated…. about 30-40 % of long time tobacco smokers get cancer while the balance is made up of non-smokers.

            Contra is emphysema—almost 100% correlation much more directly implying causation. I’d think this would apply to MJ or any other particulate inhalant? …. and I do take your point on vapor or mist not being a particulate, but would be surprised if anything other than water vapor is not “something” if not suspect until proven otherwise. Same with the expectorant theory….although I would guess this has been “proven” by now???

          • NewFormatSux says:

            I read 90% of smokers get nothing. 10% get the bad stuff. It could be that 30-40% of cancers is due to smoking, 100% of emphysema.

        • NewFormatSux says:

          The point of the vaping rules is they have ruled tobacco use is a sin that the Left will police. Vaping is close enough that they will treat it the same way. The safety issue is a smokescreen.

  3. ECA says:

    This is funny.
    As the DISTRIBUTION part and supply is controlled by the State.
    And ONLY 7 State liqueur distribution companies CAN send it out..
    BUT ALSO, the Liqueur Stores must Meet Criteria..

    “At least seven wholesale liquor dealers have applied to become marijuana distributors — but the tax department has said that as of July 5, “no wholesale liquor dealer has met the application requirements to receive a marijuana distributor license.””

    This is the State running into its own FEET, for regulations it installed..

  4. Tim says:

    “no wholesale liquor dealer has met the application requirements to receive a marijuana distributor license.””

    I’d bet that the reason that none meet the requirements is because none have applied — Perhaps they are wanting to implode the fledgeling enterprize?

    the state’s powerful alcohol lobby worried that legalized weed would cut into liquor store sales.

    So in a concession to the the alcohol industry, the ballot measure stipulated that for the first 18 months of pot sales only wholesale alcohol distributors would be allowed to transport marijuana from cultivation facilities to the dispensaries.

  5. spsffan says:

    It’s my understanding that the casinos were against it. It makes sense, as in comparison to alcohol, it a pot high isn’t particularly conducive to sitting in front of a slot machine.

    And then there’s only 7 booze distributors in Nevada? Really? You know the states have to be careful not to put too much cartel power into the legal pot market or people will just go back to buying the old fashioned way.

    On vaping, well the jury will be in deliberations for about 25 or 30 years about the health aspects. But like tobacco, pot, cologne, diesel exhaust and farts, it stinks, and I’d just as soon not have to smell it.

  6. Fuck the Politicians! says:

    As I’ve always said,

    Free to be as STUPID as you want to be.

    Just why this shit was ever made illegal is what boggles my mind. If you’re truly “free” then you should be able to drink yourself to death or shoot crude oil into your veins if you want to. As long as you don’t hurt or even inconvenience someone else, I say, go for it! (We are long overdue for some more heard thinning.)

    Note to lawmakers: Please make EVERYTHING legal. Stop this insane war on drugs (or whatever) that only enriches the military industrial complex. And whatever you do, PLEASE stop trying to make life safe for the imbeciles by forbidding them to smoke dope. Pssst! It’s called “natural selection,” and while not very pretty to look at, is very necessary to keeping the gene pool from getting clogged up with “debris.”

    • spsffan says:

      Indeed. I recall being about age 9 or 10 and not understanding how or why it could be illegal to ingest any particular substance.*

      Ditto for something like flag burning (as long as it’s your own flag and is done in a safe manor). It’s laws like that that gave me an innate fear of cops.

      Of course, slavery was perfectly legal in this country for 85 years, so go figure.

      And, I’m all for a large scale thinning of the heard. Clearly we have too many people, and way too many stupid ones.

      *Yes, I know the law only covers sale, transportation and possession, not necessarily consumption.

    • Just Asking says:

      FTP – Will you still be able to pay your taxes and not suck from the public coffers more than a citizen’s fair share?

      If so, great. If not, please OD ASAP.


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