Leafing Las Vegas: recreational marijuana goes on sale in Nevada

Five states now allow sale of drug for recreational use
The Guardian (UK)
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Nevada has become the fifth state in the US selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market that is expected to outpace any other in the nation thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to Las Vegas. People began purchasing marijuana in the state shortly after midnight on Saturday. Voters approved legalization in November, making Nevada’s the fastest turnaround from the ballot box to retail sales in the US. Those 21 and older with a valid ID can buy up to 1oz of pot. Tourists are expected to make nearly two of every three recreational purchases in Nevada, but people can only use the drug in a private home. (See also: Las Vegas adds a new lure to its repertoire as Nevada legalizes pot | Nevada rushes to address shortage of newly legalized marijuana)