Nevada approves opening up marijuana distribution rights



Nevada has approved opening up marijuana distribution rights.

Nevada’s Department of Taxation has decided that there are an inadequate number of liquor distributors interested in transporting marijuana to retail establishments.

The decision came after a hearing on whether the alcohol industry alone is sufficient to distribute pot to points of sale.

The agency will begin processing distribution licenses to marijuana licensees, Deonne Contine said.

The alcohol industry was given the exclusive right for 18 months to distribute recreational marijuana under the ballot measure that legalized sales. But that exclusivity was based on having enough distributors to fill the need.

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