Medical Marijuana

After 13 Years of Delay, Nevada Clears Way for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Voters long ago approved medical pot

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CARSON CITY, NV. -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law Wednesday that will establish a state-regulated system of dispensaries to provide medical marijuana to licensed patients.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office supported the measure.

"We applaud Gov. Sandoval and the legislature for their leadership and commend those law enforcement organizations that expressed support for this much-needed legislation," said Karen O'Keefe, Director of State Policies for the Marijuana Policy Project. "It will make Nevada a safer and healthier place not only for medical marijuana patients, but for the entire community.