Nevada Starts Selling Recreational Cannabis Today

Nevada Starts Selling Recreational Cannabis Today

Nevada is still on track to begin recreational cannabis sales on July 1st, but new regulations for edibles have dispensary owners scrambling.

Tourism and gaming are the state’s largest industries. Under Nevada’s legislation, cannabis may only be consumed at a private residence. This could lead to more tourists purchasing edibles out of convenience. The idea that 63 percent of the state’s 40 million annual tourists would be buying edibles triggered lawmakers to apply more regulation to edible cannabis products.

Stephanie Klapstein, the spokesperson representing the Nevada Department of Taxation that enacted the new rules said,

“From day one, we want to make sure that potency, packaging and labeling are strict from the start.”

Edibles will now be sold in doses of 10mg or less with no more than 100mg per package. Any type of product that may appeal to children, such as gumdrops or lollipops, are prohibited. The packaging and labels must not use illustration or graphic details that might appeal to a child. Since many existing products don’t fit the new criteria, edible manufacturers are working with dispensaries to provide quick fixes so that their products are legal for sale. “We are frantically having our graphic people rework those as we speak,” said Nancy Whiteman, co-owner of Wana Brands in Colorado said,

Governor Brian Sandoval moved to support revised regulation that would go into effect on the first day recreational sales are scheduled to begin. Mari St. Martin, spokeswoman for the governor’s office said,

“The Governor wants to see the state realize the revenues from its sales, and most importantly, wants a regulatory structure that is restricted, responsible and respected.”

As of July 1, adults 21 and older will be able to purchase 1 ounce of cannabis or less, as well as an eighth of an ounce of edible cannabis. As the ninth state to legalize recreational cannabis, Nevada has plenty of data to use as reference. “We really went around the country, looked at the best laws, and brought them here because we want to be the model,” said Sen. Tick Segerblom.

But it appears that Nevada will already have its own rules. Earlier in June, a court order gave state-licensed alcohol distributors the sole responsibility of transporting and distributing recreational cannabis. The state hopes to eliminate this order so that they may license distributors without the involvement of the alcohol industry. Currently, no other state has a regulation of this nature.

Industry experts in both the cannabis and alcohol industries have been speculating as to how recreational cannabis sales will affect alcohol sales in Nevada, a state with a thriving appetite for liquor. The number of tourists who may flock to Nevada for recreational cannabis within the confines of “America’s Playground” have investors keeping a close watch starting July 1.

“This is the ‘big boy’ state. If you are the ‘who’s who’ of the cannabis industry, you are in Nevada because of our tourism.” said Clint Cates, director of compliance for Mainstream Partners and Kynd Cannabis Co.

In the short term, dispensary owners are anticipating long lines on the first day of recreational sales, and are working with the local authorities to maintain public safety.

Wana Sour Gummies Review

Wana Sour Gummies Review

Perfectly suited for a summertime hike or a long road trip in the passenger’s seat, Wana’s hybrid sour gummies include five tasty flavors that make these potent fruit treats almost too easy to eat. As one of Colorado’s leading innovators of edibles, Wana Brands has come up with an incredible line-up of artisan and made-from-scratch products for the discerning cannabis consumer.

Wana believes that eating an edible should be a treat and not just about forcing the medicine down. With just one bite of their popular sour gummies, it’s easy to tell that they’ve perfected the taste and effects of these treats down to a science.

Dose

Wana sour gummies come in both medical and recreational packages, with the recreational doses topping out at 100mg. The sour gummies hybrid medical bag comes with 10 pieces per package with 200 mg of total THC, or 20mg per piece. It’s recommended to start with just one piece and go from there, so I quickly ate the first one my fingers touched and waited patiently.

Aesthetic

The medical packaging is displayed in a clean white child-proof plastic bag with a mouth-watering image of fresh fruits on the cover. Once I broke inside, the gummies appeared square and rich in the vibrant colors of their respective flavors. Lightly coated in sugar and “flavor oil” to keep them from sticking together, these have a certain resemblance to the square Jolly Rancher hard candies that we all know and love.

wana-sour-gummies-review(Wana Brands photo)

Taste & Texture

Resisting the urge to eat an entire handful of these things, I started with the green apple gummy and popped it into my mouth. The flavor was spot-on and easily covered up the taste of the potent tincture. Unlike many gummy edibles that lack in the texture department, the Wana gummies are incredibly soft and chewy with only a minor stickiness that can be easily tongued off the teeth.

After trying the other flavors later on, I discovered that I could only taste the THC in one or two of the pieces. Otherwise, I couldn’t really tell that there was any tincture in them until after I had swallowed each piece and the fruity flavors dissipated.

Effect

I started with only one 20mg piece of gelatinous goodness and after about 30 minutes I was feeling a mellow, lazy type of body high. Over an hour in and I had a great body buzz going that made handwriting notes a little more difficult than usual.

Starting behind the eyes and sliding down into the body over the first hour, the total high time exceeded 5-6 hours even after eating a full meal of steak, pizza, and Jell-O. After 6 hours, the Sandman paid me a visit and the gummies subdued me into a power nap on my comfy couch.

Summary

Hands down, Wana’s hybrid sour gummy edibles easily have the best fruit flavoring that I’ve tried in this category. Coupled with their passion for infusing the highest quality of ingredients into their products, it’s easy to see why these gummies are one of Colorado’s most popular choices in the edibles market.

 

Photo credit: Wana brands

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