Dispensaries in Nevada may see a rise in patients thanks to a new state medical marijuana patient processing office in Las Vegas where people with doctors’ recommendations can apply for and fill prescriptions the same day.
The office, which opened last week, is expected to greatly reduce application wait times, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. Until now, patients had to mail their application to the capital, Carson City. It would often take weeks before they would receive their patient cards back in the mail.
The state’s effort to speed up application processing shows that their views towards cannabis are improving, the head of the Nevada Dispensary Association, Riana Durrett, said.
“They’ve realized that this is medicine, and there’s no reason to delay someone getting it,” she said.