Tax Commission approves new marijuana regulations

Just over six months after sales of recreational marijuana began in Nevada, the state’s Tax Commission today approved permanent regulations to govern the industry.

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By Chris Kudialis (contact) Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 | 12:50 p.m.

The eight-member commission voted 8-0 in favor of adopting 258 pages of pot regulations, which replace temporary “early start” regulations put in place to govern the Nevada marijuana industry from July through the end of 2017.

Additions to the permanent regulations adopted today include guidance for the state’s selection of recipients for 66 new pot licenses and allowance of home delivery.

This process and these procedures will be evolving for several years to come,” said Deonne Contine, director of the Nevada Department of Taxation.

The regulations still need final approval from the Nevada Legislative Commission.

Nevadans in the 2016 election approved Ballot Question 2 to allow adults age 21 and over to possess and consume up to an ounce of marijuana flower or up to one-eighth an ounce of the THC equivalent of edibles and concentrates, such as shatter, wax and carbon dioxide oil. It set a start date for recreational weed sales of Jan. 1, 2018.

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