Nevada officials have declared a statement of emergency over marijuana: There’s not enough of it.
Since recreational pot became legal two weeks ago, retail dispensaries have struggled to keep their shelves stocked and say they will soon run out if nothing is done to fix a broken supply chain.
“We didn’t know the demand would be this intense,” Al Fasano, cofounder of Las Vegas ReLeaf, said Tuesday. “All of a sudden you have like a thousand people at the door.…We have to tell people we’re limited in our products.”
In declaring a statement of emergency late last week, the state Department of Taxation warned that “this nascent industry could grind to a halt.”
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