Amid the casinos and the shows, the bars and the pools, Las Vegas now welcomes to the Strip a medical marijuana dispensary.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Nevada since 2000, but legal wrangling meant Sin City’s first dispensary didn’t open until last August. Since then medical marijuana stores have begun popping up around Southern Nevada.
It’s illegal for people with medical marijuana cards from California and other states to transport their stash across state lines, but they can legally purchase and consume cannabis in Nevada with a doctor’s note, thanks to a 2015 law that created reciprocity.
Nevadans, however, often have to wait a month or more for a medical marijuana card, thanks to a background check.
Essence founder and chief executive Armen Yemenidjian thinks the location will be the key to his success.[Read more at the Los Angeles Times]