After deciding there aren’t enough liquor distributors interested in transporting marijuana, Nevada regulators will start issuing licenses to companies that aren’t alcohol wholesalers.
Deonne Contine, executive director of the state tax department, said the “capacity of only liquor wholesalers to serve the market seems lacking,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The agency will now review approximately 80 applications it received in May from other businesses seeking to distribute cannabis in the state.
Nevada’s recreational law approved in November called for alcohol distributors to transport marijuana for the first 18 months of the program. However, few liquor