The lapse in supply the first three weeks in July was partly because growers and dispensaries were not prepared for the onslaught of customers, especially in Las Vegas and Reno.
The bigger issue at hand was because the state had determined that only wholesale alcohol distributors could transport cannabis to the dispensaries for the first 18 months. The supply chain failed because none of the alcohol distributors had been approved by July 1st.
“There was plenty of weed available in the market,” said Mikel Alvarez, director of retail operations for Terra Tech, an Irvine, Calif.-based cannabis-focused agriculture company which has four dispensaries in Nevada named Blum. “The bottleneck was getting it from the cultivators and the production companies which