We did it!  On November 8th, Nevadans voted in favor of legalizing cannabis for adult-use.  Now begins the potentially lengthy law-making process.  Although the adult-use law goes into effect January 1, 2017, our legislators technically have a full year from that date to determine regulations and begin accepting applications for recreational dispensaries.  Currently, our Nevada […]

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We did it!  On November 8th, Nevadans voted in favor of legalizing cannabis for adult-use.  Now begins the potentially lengthy law-making process.  Although the adult-use law goes into effect January 1, 2017, our legislators technically have a full year from that date to determine regulations and begin accepting applications for recreational dispensaries.  Currently, our Nevada leaders are investigating Oregon’s Early Start Program in hopes of following their model in order to get recreational dispensaries open sometime next year.

On January 1st, anyone over the age of 21 will be able to possess, use, and consume up to one ounce of marijuana and 1/8th of an ounce of concentrated marijuana.  The law also allows for those over the age of 21 to grow six plants; however, this will only be allowed until the recreational dispensaries begin opening as there is a clause in the law stating that you may not grow if you are within 25 miles of a licensed dispensary.

Adult-use/recreational dispensaries will be separate from the medical dispensaries.  Patient rights are separate and medical marijuana patient rights are not affected by the recreational law. Those with a medical marijuana patient card will continue to shop at our medical dispensaries and pay a lower tax.  Therefore, if you have an illness that is noted on Nevada’s list of qualifying conditions, it may be in your best interest to obtain a Nevada medical marijuana card.

And, speaking of patients, Evergreen Organix has announced that they are giving back for the holidays.  Patients are asked to send an email to info@evergreenorganix.com with RSO Story in the subject line.  In the email, each patient must share their story of how medical cannabis has changed their life.  On December 31st, Evergreen Organix will choose several patients and provide them with a one-month supply of RSO-Phoenix Tears.  If a chosen recipient does not have a Nevada medical marijuana card, that will also be donated by Getting Legal.  Thank you Evergreen Organix for giving back to our local, patient community – we appreciate you!

Happy Holidays!

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