Supreme court in Nevada halts cannabis distribution until early October

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Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

After a month-long distribution dispute, the Nevada Supreme Court decided to halt all plans to allow entities other than alcohol distributors to transport cannabis for social-use dispensaries.

Last November, the voter-approved cannabis legalization law granted liquor wholesalers exclusive rights to transport product for 18 months, unless they could not keep up with the demand.

Since then, dispensaries complained alcohol distributors have been unable to keep up with the demand and have asked state courts to allow others the right to participate.

The state court issued an order on Thursday which froze the dispute until arguments are heard on Oct. 3 at the University of Nevada.