Hundreds of pre-registered Nevada medical marijuana cardholders visited Euphoria Wellness, the first medical marijuana dispensary in the Las Vegas area, and second dispensary in the state.
Euphoria Wellness, located at 7785 S. Jones Blvd., is south of the strip and about 7 miles southwest from McCarran International Airport.
Only six strains are currently available, but the dispensary plans to offer about 30 strains in the future. Marijuana-infused edibles, oils and tinctures will also be available in the future.
One of the dispensary’s first patients said that the pills his doctors prescribed made him lethargic. “I sat in a recliner and did nothing,” the patient remarked. He also noted that after four years with a medical marijuana card, he is happy to finally have a safe place to buy lab-tested marijuana.
Congresswoman Dina Titus said that “this movement has really picked up in the last five years.” Nevada incorporated laws and lessons learned from states like Arizona, California and Colorado that have medical marijuana laws worth replicating. “Some people would say we’re the model now,” said Titus.
One, if not more, medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to open in Las Vegas before winter. In all, Las Vegas is expected to have about 40 to 50 dispensaries.