Nevada state Sen. Don Gustavson, R-Sparks, smells a sample of marijuana as Christopher Price, a ''budtender'' at the Blum medical marijuana dispensary in Reno, Nev. March 24, 2017. (AP/Scott Sonner)

Nevada Judge Grants Liquor Wholesalers Exclusive Rights To Pot Distribution

The judge agreed with arguments that liquor distributors likely will be shut out of the recreational marijuana business entirely if the department issues licenses to non-alcohol distributors.