Nevada’s liquor distributors filed a lawsuit which resulted in a temporary restraining order on recreational marijuana sales, stating that they have the first opportunity at distribution licenses. Carson City District Judge James Wilson issued the temporary restraining order. The Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada filed the lawsuit.
The restraining order was issued due to time being required to hold a hearing, U.S. News & World Report says. The hearing is said to be taking place June 13, just 17 days before recreational marijuana sales are slated to begin.
Currently, medical marijuana dispensaries are the only companies permitted to partake in early sales.
Those dispensaries had to apply for a special permit and must be in good standing with the state. The State of Nevada is asking the judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada.