Two Nevada lawmakers are hoping to make it easier for qualified patients in the state to obtain medical marijuana, possibly via highly regulated dispensaries.
This week, Assemblyman Steven Brooks said he is teaming up with Assemblyman Tick Segerblom to determine an ideal medical cannabis distribution system in Nevada by analyzing the MMJ infrastructure in other states. Segerblom previously called for a bill that would revise the state’s medical marijuana laws in favor of patients, and Brooks has echoed that request.
The use and possession of medical marijuana is legal in Nevada for people who have received a doctor’s recommendation. However, the law does not allow the existence of dispensaries to distribute marijuana. Instead, patients must grow their own. That’s not ideal – or even possible – for many of the 3,000-plus registered patients in Nevada, making it hard for them to get the medicine they need.
The lawmakers, both Democrats, hope to get a bill up for consideration next year.
This is good news for the medical marijuana industry, which has been boxed out of Nevada even though the state allows MMJ.
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