Las Vegas’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened for business this week, marking a big step in Nevada’s 17-year-old medical program.

Euphoria Wellness sits next to a dentist and a sports bar in a southwest Las Vegas Valley shopping center. 200 invited patients celebrated its grand opening Wednesday morning.

Euphoria offered six different strains on its first day, and claims that it will eventually stock 27. Prices are also rather high for the moment, with one customer reportedly paying more than $200 for half an ounce.

Nevada first legalized medical marijuana in 1998 and approved the creation of dispensaries in 2013, but state and local bureaucratic controversies delayed their opening. Since 2013, Clarke County officials have approved 40 dispensaries.

Nevada’s first dispensary opened in July in Sparks.


Photo Credit: Moyan Brenn


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