According to the Las Vegas Sun, Senator Tick Segerblom (D - Las Vegas) wants Nevada to authorize medical marijuana dispensaries and he has developed a plan.
Currently there are approximately 3,600 medical marijuana permit holders. However, there is no legal manner in which these permit holders can purchase marijuana.
Senator Segerblom proposes for-profit dispensaries that would be strictly regulated. The Senator's plan was laid out after the Senate Judiciary hearing in which the legal ambiguity surrounding the state's constitutional provisions allowing for medical marijuana was addressed.
Currently the medical marijuana laws are being considered in an ongoing case. However, currently there is an ambiguous situation in which the law permits medical marijuana permit holders to possess marijuana but does not allow them to cultivate or purchase it. Thus, Senator Segerblom's plan attempts to address this uncertainty or ambiguity.
Steve Yeager of the Office of the Public Defender for Clark County stated, "It puts people in an absurd position where people have this right but no realistic way to really exercise it."
Other states around the nation have approved the use of medical marijuana and dispensaries for the drug. These include Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. However, under federal law the use or possession of marijuana is illegal.
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