Nevada Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill

May 30, 2013 , , , , ,

Sen. Tick Segerblom

Yesterday, the Nevada Senate passed SB 374, which would allow and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries and growers in the state. Sponsored by Sen. Tick Segerblom, the bill received a 17-4 vote — well above the 2/3 votes needed to advance the bill to the Assembly. The legislature is scheduled to adjourn by early Tuesday morning, so time is running short.

Despite the constitutional rights established in Article IV, Section 38 of the Nevada Constitution, the legislature failed to provide seriously ill patients with a way to obtain medical marijuana — other than growing it themselves or finding a volunteer to do so. SB 374 aims to fix that shortfall by authorizing and regulating producers and providers.

There are still several critical steps ahead for this bill. If you are a Nevada residentplease ask your assembly member to support SB 374.

2 responses to “Nevada Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill”

  1. I am a practicing RN in Nevada having recently moved here from New Mexico. I have friends who grow MMJ in New Mexico and/or are on medical boards of such. I would very much be interested in becoming a producer in Nevada.

    Glenn Forrest

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