Ne­vada pot shops open for busi­ness

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

LAS VE­GAS — Cheers and long lines of tourists and lo­cals alike greeted the first day of sales of recre­ational mar­i­juana Satur­day as Ne­vada be­came the fifth state with stores sell­ing pot to the public.

Vet­eran con­sumers, first-timers, 20-some­things and re­tirees were among those who de­fied triple-digit tem­per­a­tures be­fore they made it into stores across the Las Ve­gas area, some of which opened shortly af­ter mid­night and pro­vided live mu­sic, valet park­ing and pro­mo­tions of their prod­ucts.

Those 21 and older with a valid ID can buy up to an ounce of mar­i­juana. Tourists are ex­pected to make nearly two of ev­ery three recre­ational mar­i­juana pur­chases in Ne­vada. But peo­ple can only use the drug in a pri­vate home, as it re­mains il­le­gal to con­sume it in public.

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