Instead, the order will allow state officials to decide on new rules to ease the shortage of marijuana - for instance by allowing booze wholesalers to cash in, according to local news station Fox 13 Now.
Are Nevada officials actually trying to preserve the state's marijuana black market?
On Thursday the department will meet to consider extending transportation licenses to organisations beyond alcohol distributors, which were granted exclusive rights when marijuana legalisation was passed in November 2016. The possession and use of recreational marijuana has also been legalized in Maine, Massachusetts, California and the District of Columbia, but sales there remain illegal for now.
Sandoval actually released a statement of emergency, requesting the regulation of the businesses that can obtain a recreational selling license be expanded.
Some dispensaries need new shipments of product asap, but logistical issues have thrown a major wrench in distribution. Seven liquor distributors have applied for licenses so far, but none have been approved to resupply the state's recreational dispensaries.
Legalized marijuana came to Nevada, but so have the high taxes and complex regulations that preserve illegal sales elsewhere.
"We expect to have some distributors licensed within the next three weeks or so", said Stephanie Klapstein, spokeswoman for the Department of Taxation.
The distribution issue is at the center of a legal fight between the state and Nevada's liquor industry, which sued to get in on the business. Sales the first two days topped 3 million, according to the Nevada Dispensary Association.
"The initial weekend of legal operation of marijuana establishments resulted in well over 40,000 retail transactions and some establishments report sales of more than double their estimates", the department said on Friday, five days after sales opened on July 1.
"Unless the issue with distributor licensing is resolved quickly, the inability to deliver product to retail stores will result in many of these people losing their jobs and will bring this nascent market to a grinding halt", she added. 15 percent of the revenue from the cultivation tax goes toward's the state's schools, and 10 percent of the money made from sales tax goes toward's Nevada's rainy day fund, meaning it can be employed in a variety of different situations.