Medical Marijuana Goes On Sale In Sparks With Opening Of State’s First Dispensary

NEVADA:  Nevada residents racked with pains and disorders have another option to costly pharmaceutical drugs and procedures: a legal dose of marijuana.

Patients filled the lobby last Friday for the opening of Silver State Relief, a new clinic on east Greg Street in Sparks that specializes in selling medical marijuana.

Smoking marijuana for fun is illegal in Nevada. But sparking up a joint for medical use became legal in Nevada in 2000 thanks to a measure approved by voters. Obtaining the leafy herb was difficult for chronic pain sufferers, however. They had to grow their own or obtain it through other means.

Nevada changed that, with the Legislature approving a bill in 2013 to make medical-marijuana dispensaries legal, paving the way for Aron Swan, general manager of Silver State Relief, and his team to open the state’s first marijuana dispensary.

Nevada’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open

NEVADA:  The first medical marijuana dispensary in Nevada is finally set to open in Sparks.

Silver State Relief will open its doors Friday. 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.