Nevada will now allow patients to purchase medical marijuana the same day they obtain a recommendation from a physician, allowing dispensaries to serve new customers much earlier than before.
Previously, the wait between getting a recommendation and being able to actually buy MMJ was up to 40 days, according to NBC.
The state is further speeding up the process by issuing MMJ cards prior to competing background checks. Cards will be revoked, however, if a patient fails the background checks.
As of June, there were 19,774 patients registered in the state’s MMJ program.