It’s been 15 years since Nevada voters approved a ballot measure legalizing medical marijuana in the state, but it wasn’t until August 24 that the first dispensary opened its doors in Clark County.
“We’ve been so busy, there are lines around the corner at some times of the day,” said Euphoria Wellness Managing Director Darlene Purdy.
Located in southwest Las Vegas, the dispensary has seen more than 100 patients per day, according to Purdy, some of whom have been emotional about finally being able to purchase their medicine legally.
“Patients are so happy,” Purdy said. “Some people have been waiting 15 years for this.”
However, not all of Euphoria’s customers are Nevada residents visiting a dispensary for the first time. Purdy says many customers are tourists who are registered medical marijuana patients at home. As long as they have a valid card and government-issued ID, out-of-state visitors are welcome to purchase medical marijuana during their Vegas vacation.
Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom, who sponsored the bill that led to the legalization of dispensaries, said the state has set up the “gold standard” of medical marijuana programs. He adds that the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive so far. [Read more from Travel Weekly]