Friday, February 22, 2013

Marijuana Dispensaries on the Vegas Strip? It's Becoming More Likely

Las Vegas' State Senator, Tick Segerblom is proposing Nevada OK cannabis dispensaries for patients with a recommendation and a card, the Las Vegas Sun reports.

Unlike California's dispensary model, which is mired in questions of profit vs. non-profit status, Segerblom spelled out how he saw Nevada embracing access for patients. The Gaming Control Board, which now strictly oversees the state's casinos, will be given jurisdiction over the dispensaries.

Segerblom added, "We’re going to have places you can go with a card where you can legally purchase marijuana. It’ll be a for-profit. It won’t be a co-op. It won’t be run by the government… It’ll be taxed and the revenue will be used to do something good. Those are the details we haven’t gotten to yet.

Nevada's current medical marijuana law has many legal ambiguities and the state's supreme court is expected to take up the issue. Establishing a dispensary system is a step toward clarifying the law.

"Let’s go back and do what we should have done 10 years ago. It’s something that it’s time has come. Colorado has it. Arizona has it. California has it. Oregon has it. Washington State has it. We’re surrounded by it," Segerblom said.

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