Proposal establishes taxes that will be directed toward education and implementation of the regulatory system
Advocates are hopeful Gov. Sandoval – who has said he is open to the idea of medical marijuana dispensaries – will sign the bill into law
Nevada state lawmakers on Monday approved a measure to establish a state-regulated system of dispensaries to provide medical marijuana to licensed patients. The bill must receive a final procedural vote today in the Senate, where it previously received strong support, before being transmitted to Gov. Brian Sandoval for his signature. The governor has said he is open to dispensary legislation.
“Nevadans with serious illnesses who are using medical marijuana under the supervision of their doctors should have a safe and legal way to obtain it,” said Karen O’Keefe, director of state policies for the Marijuana Policy Project. “We applaud the Nevada Legislature for taking action to protect patients and promote a safer and healthier state for their constituents.
“We are hopeful that Gov. Sandoval will join legislators and the voters of Nevada in supporting a system of state-regulated medical marijuana dispensaries that is long overdue,” O’Keefe said. “Regulating medical marijuana works.”