Nevada state Senator Tick Segerblom, left, jokes with Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, after smelling a bucket of marijuana being dried for sale that is held by Elan Nelson, spokeswoman for a Denver grow facility, as a contingent of Nevada lawmakers, their staffers and a handful of lobbyists tour a marijuana facility in northeast Denver in this photograph taken with a fisheye lens Saturday, April 25, 2015. (David Zalubowski, Associated Press)

Nevada medical marijuana: State’s first dispensary set to open July 31

RENO, Nev. — The first medical marijuana dispensary in Nevada is finally set to open in Sparks. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Silver State Relief will open its doors Friday.

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The dispensary’s general manager Aron Swan says his team is ready for business after spending nearly two years getting things ready.

Silver State Relief sourced its marijuana plants from local card holders, who are allowed to grow plants for personal use. The dispensary has brought in about 200 plants from all over the state.

Swan says sales will be limited on opening day to about 12-14 pounds of marijuana. The employees are hoping to make dozens of strains available to patients when they are able to harvest more.

Sparks City Council voted to approve medical marijuana dispensaries last year.


Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal