#Nevada's Marijuana Sales Are Down and #Dispensaries Are Blaming Regulations - "Marijuana sales have dropped 20 to 30 percent since recreational cannabis became legal last July. The department conducted a survey of dispensaries to determine what the problems are, and the answer was obvious: Too much #regulation.
One of the biggest issues is dispensaries don't have the supply to match the demand for marijuana. A huge contributor to this is the state's strict rules on who can distribute marijuana to retail stores. Liquor license companies are the only ones allowed to pick up cannabis grown by Nevada #cultivators and deliver it to dispensaries. But there aren't enough licensees willing to deliver the marijuana to the stores, which causes a shortage in supply.
Dispensaries are also arguing that the marijuana taxes are too high. There's currently a 15 percent wholesale tax, a 10 percent excise tax and a sales tax that varies by county on marijuana. On top of that, dispensaries need to pay thousands of dollars for licenses to operate their businesses, which makes the operating cost incredibly high." - via #Civilized