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State officials complete proposed rules for medical marijuana licensing

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Updated: 2/06/2014 4:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- State officials have completed proposed rules for licensing the sale of medical marijuana in Nevada.

The 60-page regulations were prepared by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, beating a deadline.

Nevada counties and cities now will use the proposed regulations to develop business licensing plans for the marijuana dispensaries.

State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Clark, who fostered the bill to set up the dispensaries, says the draft rules are now being reviewed by attorneys in the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

Once the lawyers OK the plans, the Legislative Commission will review the rules for possible adoption.

If the plans proceed as expected, medical marijuana dispensaries could be open in Clark County by summer. Legislation allows 40 dispensaries in Southern Nevada, 10 in Clark County, and 10 in each of the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas.

Nevada voters approved using marijuana for medical purposes in 2000. But a plan to implement the distribution of the controlled substance required legislative attention. Segerblom’s bill passed the Legislature in 2013.

The rules can be read and downloaded at this link.


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