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Medical Marijuana in Las Vegas

Bush of a hempMedical Marijuana is Working its Way Through Legislature, but Pot is not a Substitute

Nevada is waiting for a medical marijuana dispensary to be opened, but controversy among companies vying to license is growing. These same discrepancies between state and local agencies have occurred in every state that has legalized medical marijuana. There have been seven applicants in Clark County, but now they need to obtain permits from the state, which includes zoning neighborhoods properly.

Between the county and the state, litigation takes time. NuLeaf and Desertaire are two companies scheduled for hearings before the end of the month. In the meantime,

Nye County sheriffs confiscated 8,500 to 9,000 marijuana plants in a bust just last week. This is an incredible amount that was not for personal possession. NRS 253 contains the legal statutes because on the streets, these plants are worth close to $34 million.

This bust was not medical marijuana; this is pot grown for distribution and trafficking. Statistics show that marijuana is by far the most widely used drug in the U.S., and busts like these are clear examples of how many people use it.

In Las Vegas and throughout Nevada, the penalties are not harsh for those who have under an ounce and are keeping it for personal use. Up to, and including the fourth arrest and conviction, it is still a misdemeanor with less than a year in jail and under $1,000 fine.

The fifth offence will put the defendant into a Class E Felony. If you or someone you know has been charged with any type of marijuana violation, contact Potter Law Firm at 702-997-1774, so their criminal defense team can begin working to have your charge reduced.