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Medical marijuana workshop held in Las Vegas

Reported by: Venise Toussaint
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Updated: 10/08/2013 10:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Opening medical marijuana facilities in Nevada was the topic of a state meeting in Las Vegas today.

One man brought some interesting props to the podium for his public comment.

Only 40 medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed in Clark County -- yet a packed room of supporters and people looking to open medical marijuana facilities here showed up to this meeting in Las Vegas to learn more about the application process.

Tuesday's meeting is the last of a series of forums providing information to and getting input from people looking to use, grow or sell the drug here in Nevada.

According to the draft application, people looking to open a medical marijuana facility here would need $250,000 on hand to prove they have the resources to support the business.

They’ll also need $5,000 to cover the application fee.

And because the bill limits the number of medical marijuana facilities allowed in the state -- applicants will be chosen based on a rating system with certain criteria.

Other criteria state representatives will focus on are the proposed location of the facility.
Then, there's the issue of security and safekeeping measures.

State regulations will be in place and medical marijuana applications will be accepted beginning in april of next year.
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