Las Vegas – Following the tumultuous start of recreational marijuana sales at the beginning of July in Nevada, the Nevada Dispensary Association has announced the launch of its “Good to Know” campaign and website.
“We are heeding the advice of Colorado lawmakers and regulators to be proactive about public awareness and education on responsible consumption of marijuana,” said NDA Executive Director and attorney Riana Durrett.
Located at GoodtoKnowNV.com, the site contains educational information including “subjects ranging from Edible Safety to Youth Prevention,” according to a NDA press release. The organization hopes the “Good to Know” campaign and website will become a primary source for updated information on adult use cannabis for tourists, consumers and industry members.
Nevada retailers also can visit the website for resources, including a downloadable, updated template for written notification that is required to be provided to consumers purchasing cannabis products.
Nevada Senator Tick Segerblom, an enthusiastic cannabis industry advocate, added, “There will be millions of tourists enjoying recreational weed in Nevada and we want them to have fun, but also know the basic laws.”
The first few days of adult use sales in Nevada went from a green rush to tsunami, when dispensaries quickly ran out of stock and consumers stood by the dozens in one hundred degree heat to purchase legal cannabis.
Adding to supply chain woes, a plan to allow liquor distributors to also distribute cannabis to dispensaries found little interest with Nevada liquor distributors. When state officials moved to open up distribution in the hopes of alleviating product shortages, the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada (IADON) filed suit, arguing that the state’s actions were “’arbitrary’ and violated the state’s original policy.”
Citing loss of taxable revenue, the state of Nevada on July 13 adopted emergency regulations to address the distribution issues. Since then, two Nevada liquor distributors have been licensed to distribute cannabis products.
With an estimated $100 million in cannabis tax revenue projected for Nevada, $70 million is earmarked for the state’s K-12 education system, which was facing a $40 million shortfall, according to the Washington Post.