The Las Vegas Medical Marijuana 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 marijuana. The event took place on Thursday, October 15, at Euphoria Wellness Dispensary, 7780 South Jones Boulevard, Suite #105, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Special thanks to LVMMA, Commissioners @MichaelNaft & @tsegerblom, Senator David Parks, and all the attendees that made our #PrideMonth celebration a fantastic success this morning. pic.twitter.com/UjcmToQhL2
— Euphoria Wellness – Marijuana Dispensary (@LVMarijuana) October 16, 2020
The event was centered around celebrating the contributions by the LGBTQ community in the passage of medical marijuana and how this passage has positively affected our Las Vegas community. Politicians and LGBTQ leaders invited and scheduled to speak included Clark County commissioners Tick Segerblom and Michael Naft, Senator David Parks, Joe Lamarca of Euphoria Wellness, LGBTQ leader Rob Schlegel, and John Laub of the LVMMA.
— Michael Naft (@MichaelNaft) October 15, 2020
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History of medical marijuana 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, marijuana 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 Marijuana 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 marijuana 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 marijuana industry through research, promotion, good regulation, and job creation.
Sponsors of the press event in addition to LVMMA and Euphoria Wellness included:
- Summa Cannabis
- Panna Extracts
Euphoria Wellness is a recreational and medical marijuana dispensary located in Southwest Las Vegas. The first licensed dispensary to open in the city, we offer a wide selection of marijuana 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 Panna Extracts LGBT Cartridge!