Changes could come to Nevada medical marijuana laws

It has been nearly a year since the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened their doors in Nevada, and now, patients are facing new possible legal challenges.

A recent opinion drafted by Attorney General Adam Laxalut found only people with state-issued medical marijuana cards — either from Nevada or states where medical marijuana is legal — can get the medicine. A doctor’s note and another form of identification are not enough.

“Nevada is the only state that has passed medical laws that will recognize patients in other states and allow those patients access for their medicine here by visiting a dispensary,” said Greta Carter with the Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary.

However, Nevada is issuing a warning against tour bus businesses that reportedly were connecting California visitors with medical pot, with just a doctor’s note. While that is an acceptable option in states like California, Nevada’s Attorney General says that’s just not enough.

It’s a move that would require California visitors like Ashley Clark to get a state-issued medical card if she wants to purchase pot at dispensaries.

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