Why Are States Running Out of Weed? 
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Why Are States Running Out of Weed? 
Posted by CN Staff on July 11, 2017 at 15:10:00 PT
By Janice Williams
Source: Newsweek
USA -- Nevada officials may have underestimated the high level of anticipation for the state’s new recreational marijuana law, because in its second weekend after launching the adult-only program, Nevada nearly ran out of pot. The shortage isn’t all that surprising, though, because other states have also suffered from low weed supplies shortly after rolling out recreational laws.The state had its first weekend of recreational sales on July 1, finally allowing adults 21 and up to legally purchase marijuana products at certified dispensaries across Nevada.
The long days of planning and establishing the recreational program paid off too. After having to wait nearly eight months to visit recreational dispensaries—Nevada already had medical stores in various cities before recreational laws were passed in November—customers by the thousands stood in hours-long lines to make their first purchases. The high demand resulted in about $3 million in sales revenue and $500,000 in tax revenue within the first four days of the recreational program’s launch, according to the Nevada Dispensary Association.The state sold so much pot in the first weekend alone that Governor Brian Sandoval decided Friday to declare a state of emergency, giving the green light for state officials to consider approving emergency regulations to help combat the shortage, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. Under the emergency regulation, more applicants would be allowed to apply for distribution licenses, as well as transportation licenses that would allow them to carry recreational marijuana from cultivation and packaging sites to dispensaries."Based on reports of adult-use marijuana sales already far exceeding the industry’s expectations at the state’s 47 licensed retail marijuana stores, and the reality that many stores are running out of inventory, the Department must address the lack of distributors immediately. Some establishments report the need for delivery within the next several days," department spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein said in a statement to the Reno Gazette-Journal.The department is expected to vote on the regulation Thursday.Shortage of cannabis following the start of recreational programs is fairly typical: When Colorado first went completely legal back in 2014, plenty of dispensaries saw products cleaned from shelves due to the high volume of customers. Products were sold so rapidly that some cultivators literally ran out of plants and had to wait for another harvest to deliver weed items to dispensaries.“[The state of Colorado] underestimates the amount of marijuana people use. Literally,” Genifer Murray, founder and CEO of CannLabs, an analytical marijuana testing facility, told the Daily Beast at the time. “They have no idea.”Similarly, in Washington, many state officials expected legal cannabis to sell out “within hours or days” following the recreational program’s launch, due to the low number of harvest licenses the state allowed growers, processors and distributors.Source: Newsweek (US)Author: Janice WilliamsPublished: July 11, 2017Copyright: 2017 Newsweek, Inc.Contact: letters newsweek.comWebsite: http://www.newsweek.comURL: -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #5 posted by Hope on July 14, 2017 at 18:36:52 PT
It doesn't need reviving in Texas. It never went away. It still exists lots of places or they wouldn't be having this hateful conference they're at now.They're still stealing cars and taking them for DARE cars. Makes me sick every time I see one.Everybody's like oh and ah... the cars are so cool. Except me. I'm disgusted. They stole those cars!It's not what goes in a person's body, what they eat, drink, inject, or smoke that makes them good or bad, or clean or unclean. What goes in, if it doesn't kill you, is just metabolized. What kind of medicine you take doesn't make you good or bad. But what comes out of your brain, your heart... out of your mouth. Your actions and attitudes is what makes you a good or bad person.Stealing cars and other people's possessions is bad. No excuses for the injustice, even if it's done by government, through the auspices of human law, it's still injustice. It's still bad.Sad.As the President should say, "Sad".
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on July 14, 2017 at 12:10:14 PT
Ignoids for DARE.
A brief history of D.A.R.E., the ’80s anti-drug program Jeff Sessions wants to revive
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on July 12, 2017 at 05:55:35 PT
I don't know....
It's crossed my mind Nevada might be going to smoke up and eat up all the cannabis out there!Save some for the rest of the world!*smile*
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on July 11, 2017 at 18:34:46 PT
Cannabis grows on a tree; a money tree & thrives
The laws of supply and demand are stronger than the rules of the land.-The demand will be met.
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on July 11, 2017 at 16:36:27 PT
Let's remember the last line of this article!
Here it is:"due to the low number of harvest licenses the state allowed growers, processors and distributors."Ok? So this 'problem' is entirely created by the politicians and/or the police who does not mind meddling and obstructing democracy for the sake of their job security.Now and when are we allowed more?On and on...
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