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Nevada Dispensary Association Announces State Preparations Complete for Recreational Sales of Marijuana in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 1

June 30, 2017 by  

Nevada Dispensary Association Announces State Preparations Complete for Recreational Sales of Marijuana in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 1
The Nevada Dispensary Association (NDA) hosted a press conference this morning to announce that the Nevada marijuana industry is ready for retail (recreational) sales, which begin at midnight on Saturday, July 1 (Pictured: Press Attendees at Reef Dispensaries – Photo credit: Joe Durkin)

State Senator Tick Segerblom, NDA Executive Director Riana Durrett, Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and NDA President Andrew Jolley

State Senator Tick Segerblom, NDA Executive Director Riana Durrett, Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and NDA President Andrew Jolley

Photo credit: Joe Durkin.

Riana Durrett, executive director of the Nevada Dispensary Association, spoke alongside Andrew Jolley, NDA president and chief executive officer of The+Source dispensaries; Senator Tick Segerblom; and Clark County Commissioner, Steve Sisolak.

Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak

Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak

Photo credit: Joe Durkin.

The group discussed the legislation of and preparation for the start retail sales this weekend. “This is the end of marijuana prohibition in Nevada,” Durrett said. “Our members have worked diligently to prepare for July 1 and we thank the Department of Taxation for working tirelessly to implement this new program.” The press conference allowed the speakers to answer questions involving safety and regulation concerns, as well as the decriminalization and normalization of the plant.

NDA President Andrew Jolley

NDA President Andrew Jolley

Photo credit: Joe Durkin.

With 17 dispensaries approved for retail sales throughout the state, licenses continue to be distributed and up to 40 locations could be approved by Saturday. The tourist market is projected to drive cannabis retail sales in Nevada to become the largest marketplace nationwide. Senator Tick Segerblom commented, “this is going to be the new Amsterdam, the new Denver.”

Reef Dispensaries Staff

Reef Dispensaries Staff

Photo credit: Joe Durkin.

The Nevada Dispensary Association (NDA) is dedicated to developing and promoting the best practices among Nevada marijuana dispensaries as well as supporting the efforts of marijuana establishments to provide high quality, safe marijuana to Nevada’s consumers. The Nevada Dispensary Association represents 90 percent of dispensaries in Southern Nevada and more than 80 percent of dispensaries statewide. For more information, visit www.nvdispense.com.

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