Nevada Makes First MMJ Sale!
Fifteen years after legalizing medical marijuana, Silver State Relief was the first medical marijuana dispensary in Nevada to makes a legal cannabis sale. About 75 people lined up outside of the dispensary with their medical marijuana cards to make purchases of up to $175 worth of medical cannabis.
Marijuana was legalized for medicinal purposes in 2000, however, the law lacked the language necessary to regulate sales and distribution. Before just recently, those permitted to grow were forced to provide themselves with meds. The state allowed 12 plants to be grown at once.
State Sen. Tick Segerblom, who happens to be a major proponent of marijuana legislation, admitted, "The politicians just didn't have the will to do what the people wanted. Why the Legislature could not get behind this blows my mind." Nevadans are considering another ballot measure in 2016 to legalize recreational marijuana use, unless the Legislature makes moves to prevent so.
Silver State Relief is developing a great reputation, hopefully influencing the state to allow more shops to operate and possibly legalize recreational dispensaries as well. Dana Metz, 64, a retired General Motors worker who suffers from back pain, insomnia and anxiety, said of the dispensary, "It's great. It's clean. It's very professional. Everything is labeled, and the people are knowledgeable and very helpful."