NEVADA — This fall several states, including Arkansas, passed marijuana laws, legalizing the drug for medicinal or recreational purposes.
Now, one such state is seeing some unintended consquences.
Medical marijuana users in Nevada, are now experiencing price hikes after the drug was made legal for recreational use.
Pot shops in the silver state say higher demand and new taxes are behind the prices.
One woman says due to the higher price of getting high, she’s had to resort to the old fashioned method to get her marijuana.
But local shop owners are urging patients to not return to the black market.
“When you’re on the streets and you’re buying something, you don’t really know what you’re getting,” Lissa Lawatsch, a general manager, said.
To offset the costs, many dispensaries are offering different incentives to medical card holders.