Emergency regulations proposed for July 1 sales of recreational pot in Nevada

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State tax officials have released emergency regulations for the sale of recreational marijuana in Nevada starting July 1.

In a document obtained by KSNV News3LV, the Department of Taxation said certain medical marijuana dispensaries will be licensed to sell pot for recreational use.

The regulations would limit the amount of THC allowed in edible products to just 10 milligrams, according to the document. It would also set requirements for child-proof packaging and labeling.

Certain products would be prohibited if they are “normally consumed by or found appealing to children, such as lollipops and gummy bears."

“These emergency regulations are necessary to protect the public health and safety of our residents, children, and visitors as we transition into an adult-use marijuana market,” said the statement of emergency drafted by the Nevada Department of Taxation. “It is necessary to implement them on an emergency basis as the department will issue marijuana establishment licenses for those establishments to begin selling marijuana to adults as of July 1, 2017.”

The regulations would need to be formally approved at the Tax Commission’s meeting on Monday, June 26.

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