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Nevada’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Reno Area

SPARKS — Dozens of people waiting in line cheered Friday when Nevada’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Sparks, 15 years after voters approved medicinal pot.

Silver State Relief, locate in a shopping center on a busy street corner, became the first dispensary to open its doors after state legislators in 2013 approved a law setting up a framework for regulation and taxation. Voters approved medical marijuana in 2000.

Dana Metz, 64, was the first person in line, arriving two hours before the 10 a.m. opening. A sufferer of chronic back pain, Metz said he turned to medicinal pot to get off countless drugs prescribed by doctors.

“It just makes a better quality of life,” he said. “It’s been a lot of years, waiting for this.” [Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal]

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