Is the Statement of Emergency going to be retracted? Nevada dispensaries are quickly running out of product to sell their thousands and thousands of eager customers, but all that could change today. In fact, it seems to be changing ahead of today’s emergency meeting of the State Tax Commission. Blackbird Logistics, a Reno-based company who announces themselves on […]

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Is the Statement of Emergency going to be retracted?

Nevada dispensaries are quickly running out of product to sell their thousands and thousands of eager customers, but all that could change today. In fact, it seems to be changing ahead of today’s emergency meeting of the State Tax Commission.

Blackbird Logistics, a Reno-based company who announces themselves on their website as ‘A Distribution Ecosystem,’ claims they’ve already received a cannabis distribution license. Blackbird offers a variety of services, including distribution, as well as technical solutions for retail and wholesale canna-businesses.

The story was reported by New Cannabis Ventures, who writes, “The company has an exclusive operating agreement with an alcohol distributor that allows it to distribute cannabis, and Blackbird also has an option to acquire the distributor in the future.”

An undisclosed source claims that at least one major dispensary is already in talks with Blackbird Logistics to resupply their dwindling stock.

I reached out to Tim Conder, co-founder & CEO of Blackbird this morning, but have yet to receive confirmation.

The real question is: How quickly could Blackbird, and other distributors that follow, get product to dispensaries?

Speaking to Fox 5 News, Kirk Offerle of Ciao Uva Wine and Spirits, claimed that if licensed, they could be up and running on August 1. Although, by then, many dispensaries may be out of product.

An extended shortage could see many of the newly hired cannabis employees facing layoffs. Plus, the state is losing tax revenue until this problem is solved.

Who could have known dispensaries would run out of product? Well, Vegas Cannabis Magazine saw this shortage coming. And now it’s here.

Hopefully, today’s meeting will see other distributor licenses issued so that dispensaries can restock their shelves. If not, we could be in for a long dry summer.

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