It’s been two years since the Legislature approved a new law establishing a system of dispensaries and growing facilities to make medical marijuana more accessible to patients, but so far not a single bud has been sold.
That could change in the coming weeks with the planned opening of the Euphoria Wellness dispensary in Las Vegas, but there’s no denying there have been growing pains as the industry struggles to launch.
Many of the issues stem from unintended consequences arising from the way the 2013 law was written, and Sen. Tick Segerblom, a leading marijuana advocate, made it a priority during the recently ended legislative session to fix as many problems as possible.
“When you grow (an industry) from scratch, there’s all kinds of issues you never thought about,” Segerblom said. “Basically all these things we’re dealing with are things we’ve learned over the last two years.” [Read more at the Las Vegas Sun]