The Las Vegas Medical Cannabis Association (LVMMA) partnered with Euphoria Wellness to host a special press event commemorating Las Vegas Pride and the contributions made by the LGBTQ community to help legalize medical cannabis. The event took place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Friday, October 11, at Euphoria Wellness Dispensary, 7780 South Jones Boulevard, Suite #105, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thank you @tsegerblom @Giunchigliani @repdinatitus @JustinJonesNV and LVMMA for helping to kick off #PRIDEMonth and celebrate those who paved the way for medical marijuana legalization in Nevada. pic.twitter.com/4r4vVMQzcp
— Euphoria Wellness – Marijuana Dispensary (@LVMarijuana) October 14, 2019
The official topic of the event was, ” “Recognizing Contributions of the LGBTQ Community to Medical Cannabis and Importance of Medical Cannabis to the Community.” Politicians and LGBTQ leaders invited and scheduled to speak included Clark County commissioners Tick Segerblom and Justin Jones, Former County Commissioner & State Assemblywoman Chris Giunchigliani, Lambda Business Chamber Founder Rob Schlegel, Congresswoman Dina Titus, and Senator David Parks.
What an amazing turn out this morning as we celebrate #PRIDEMonth and the pioneers that helped pave the way for Medical Marijuana legalization in Nevada. @tsegerblom @Giunchigliani @JustinJonesNV @repdinatitus and LVMMA. pic.twitter.com/GN3aFl7kM2
— Euphoria Wellness – Marijuana Dispensary (@LVMarijuana) October 11, 2019
History of medical cannabis in Nevada
On November 7, 2000, Nevada voters passed Question 9, amending the state constitution to sanction medical cannabis. Subsequently, various statutes were put in place to regulate use and possession. These have been amended through the years. Currently, patients may purchase a maximum of 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis and can grow up to 12 plants. Article 4, Section 38, of the Constitution of the State of Nevada provides for the use of cannabis for the treatment or alleviation of cancer, glaucoma, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, persistent nausea, epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizure, multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscular spasticity, and other conditions approved for such treatment.
In 2013, more than a decade after voters first approved medical marijuana, the Nevada legislature allowed for safe, regulated access to medical cannabis. On November 8, 2016, cannabis for recreational purposes was made legal. As a result, numerous dispensaries have come up in the state. Recreational users may purchase up to one ounce at one time.
The Las Vegas Medical Cannabis Association was formed in 2014. More than 100 members strong, its membership is made up of dispensary owners, production facilities, cultivators, labs, patients, doctors, nurses, and researchers. The mission of the LVMMA is to provide education to business owners and the public about cannabis strains and cannabinoids. Their goal is to have patients come to Nevada to learn what strains can be used in treating Crohn’s disease, seizure disorders in children, multiple sclerosis, ADD and ADHD. They believe that Nevada can be a leader in the medical cannabis industry through research, promotion, good regulation, and job creation.
Sponsors of the press event in addition to LVMMA and Euphoria Wellness included:
- W Vapes Distributors of cartridges, disposables, oils, and supplies.
- Glaze Doughnuts Homemade doughnuts from the Southwest side of Las Vegas on S. Ford Apache and Sunset.
- WYLD An edible cannabis brand.
- Rythm Flower, vape, and concentrate; for a cause.
- Dogwalkers Cannabis pre-rolls.
- GTI, Green Thumb Industries Providers of therapeutic medical cannabis.
- Euphoria Wellness
Euphoria Wellness is a recreational and medical cannabis dispensary located in Southwest Las Vegas. The first licensed dispensary to open in the city, we offer a wide selection of cannabis products including flower, tinctures, edibles, cartridges, concentrates, and CBD products. Our mission is threefold: Healing, Education, Discovery. Continual education of our highly trained staff helps us keep you informed of the latest strains and extracts available for your healing and relaxation.
Contact us or call (702) 960-7200 for more information or to place an order. We provide free delivery and pick up for Nevada residents over the age of 21. Customers must present a valid Nevada ID to purchase. Don’t forget to ask about Summa Cannabis, Euphoria’s very own house brand.