City officials are warning those who use cannabis and CBD products to make sure you purchase them from licensed dispensaries. Unregulated products you purchase from so called “fake dispensaries” could contain harmful ingredients.
Proposed Ordinance Cracks Down On Fake Dispensaries
Apparently, there are quite a few stores passing themselves off as purveyors of licensed cannabis and CBD products. This is especially true in areas of Las Vegas that cater to tourists.
According to an article written by staff on Fox5Vegas.com, the Las Vegas City Council will be reviewing a new ordinance tomorrow (Wednesday, June 21) which would crack down on stores which sell unlicensed cannabis, CBD, and THC products. The cannabis industry is calling these types of stores “fake dispensaries.”
The Proposed Rule Changes
The ordinance that the City Council will be considering includes rules that would make these “fake dispensaries” post a sign outside of their location. The sign would need to be at least a foot high. And, per the Fox5Vegas.com article, it would need to state: “This location is not licensed to sell cannabis.”
The Fox 5 staff interviewed Layke Martin of the Nevada Dispensary Association. Martin says these “fake dispensaries” are selling products that are not regulated. Furthermore, they are untested. Tourists, and local customers, are being “scammed.”
Buyer Beware Of Fake Dispensaries
If you decide to purchase cannabis, CBD, or THC products from an unregulated, unlicensed store, you could become very ill. Regulatory agencies can only oversee shops and stores that are officially licensed dispensaries.
So, “buyer beware” if you purchase an untested product online, at a gas station, or in a strip mall. Your purchase comes with a great deal of risk. Make sure you do your shopping for cannabis products at a licensed dispensary. Additionally, you’ll want to see labeling on the products you purchase which lists ingredients. And, it should also be a lab-tested product.
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