In today’s fast paced world finding the information that could impact your daily Life becomes even more important. At The NOW Report we look to bring you news from around the World and around your Corner in a fast convenient way, digitally! http://www.thenowreport.vegas/
We are Proud to be an affiliate of the Associated Press bringing their credibility and their news gathering ability to you from around the globe.
Hours away from the start of legal recreational marijuana sales in Nevada, some are already raising questions about the laws of supply and demand. They are wondering what, if anything, will be done to prevent price gouging at dispensaries.
1. Police are accusing a man of having sex with a dead woman in public. Joseph Martinez was arrested on Sunday after several 911 calls reporting a sexual assault on the side the road near Charleston Boulevard and Rancho Drive. Officials are saying the woman may have been homeless and died two to four hours before the incident.
2. An arrmed patient opened fire yesterday inside a medical facility, shooting two employees before turning the gun on himself. Police say he started shooting when he was denied a walk-in appointment. The employees and two others who were injured are expected to live. A spokeswoman for the police department says officers acted quickly.
3. At 12:01 a.m. this Saturday, you can officially buy recreational marijuana from 37 dispensaries around the valley. This means dispensaries are upping their security measures and stockpiles. Recreational pot will be pricey, costing an estimated $80 for ⅛ ounce at some stores.
The Silver State is about to see a lot more green starting on Saturday.
After 55 percent of Nevada voters approved of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in November, dispensaries will begin opening their doors to sell to the public this weekend.
“I’m a child of the 60s, and I saw that it didn’t destroy the world,” state Senator Tick Segerblom, a leader of the marijuana legalization movement, told NBC News. “It’s a no brainer to make it regulated, to tax it, to test it and to let people enjoy it.”
The newly legalized drug is expected to bring a tourism boom to Las Vegas, where Segerblom estimates sales could bring in as much as $150 million — nearly a quarter of the state’s 2018 infrastructure budget — in two years for the Nevada government.
Despite uncertainty about whether recreational marijuana sales were going to start July 1, dispensaries are going full puff ahead around Nevada.
The date also happens to be at the beginning of a busy Fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas.
On Saturday, Recreational marijuana will become legal to purchase in Nevada. This doesn’t mean anything goes, though. Officers say for months they have been preparing to enforce the law passed by voters in November. They will focus on keeping impaired drivers off the road and will crack down on those illegally using weed in public. It will be legal to use only in a private home which includes yards and porches. Local governments can ban recreational sales and decide whether to grant local business licenses. However, they cannot outlaw adults from possessing up to an ounce of weed or consuming it in a private home. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2017-06-29-US–Nevada%20Marijuana-Law%20Enforcement-QandA/id-373433be19934b9694e48f8b927d8c38 http://www.wochit.com