A growing number of Nevada veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are choosing medical marijuana to help them heal.
The future dispensaries of Clark County’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry might not be as initially widespread as expected, and resolution of the situation might be placed in the courts’ hands.
With Nevada just months from its first legal sales of medical marijuana, there are still many questions about how the system will work, elected officials and lawyers said during a public forum Thursday night.
Nearly half of the 18 medical marijuana dispensary applications that Clark County commissioners approved have an uncertain fate, as they failed to win state support. The development has brought about frustration and unanswered questions among county officials and applicants who are now in limbo.
Las Vegas city leaders approved most of the medical marijuana dispensary applications put before them last month, but one official, Richard Truesdell, was an exception to the rule.
The state agency regulating Nevada’s medical marijuana dispensary program is notifying applicants about whether they have won provisional licensing, but the information is partially lacking for the public due to confidentiality rules.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are on the verge of becoming a reality in Nevada but that doesn’t mean the smoke has cleared on a number of pressing issues related to the medicinal use of the drug.