Nevada Bill Would Allow Early Start of Recreational Cannabis Sales

A bill filed today in Nevada’s Senate would allow recreational cannabis sales to begin immediately upon its passage.

Senate Bill 302 would allow medical cannabis dispensaries to immediately begin selling cannabis to anyone 21 and older, regardless of whether or not they’re a qualified patient. Dispensaries would be required to go back to selling exclusively to patients once the state’s recreational cannabis market gets underway.

According to the measure’s legislative counsel’s digest, it “exempts from state prosecution for certain crimes relating to  marijuana a medical marijuana dispensary which sells marijuana, concentrated cannabis, edible marijuana products,  marijuana-infused  products and related supplies and educational materials to a person who is 21 years of age or  older during the period of time between the effective date of this bill and the date upon which the Department of Taxation   issues the first license to a marijuana establishment pursuant to the initiative petition for the retail sale of marijuana and marijuana  products”.

Senate Bill 302 has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. You can find its full text by clicking here.

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