Nevada pot shops open for business
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.