Assembly approves medical marijuana dispensaries

June 4, 2013 by Associated Press

(AP)—Nevada lawmakers want to give medical marijuana users a legal way to obtain the drug 13 years after voters legalized medicinal pot in the state constitution.

The Assembly voted 28-14 Monday to pass a bill establishing marijuana dispensaries. The measure already passed the and now goes to . Brian Sandoval, who has said he will consider the proposal.

The bill, SB374, establishes a framework to make pot available to medical marijuana card holders, and sets up fees and requirements for growers, and dispensaries of marijuana.

Nevada voters legalized medical marijuana in 2000 and a year later were able to obtain medical marijuana cards. But there has been no legal way for patients to acquire medicinal marijuana unless they grow it themselves.

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