On June 12, 2013, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed S.B. 374 into law. This new law finally fulfills the state constitutionís mandate that the legislature provide for appropriate methods of supply for medical marijuana.
The Health Division must establish rules by April 1, 2014. The Division will accept applications for no more than 10 business days in each calendar year, and it will then have 90 days to act on each medical marijuana business application.
The law allows current patients to continue to cultivate until March 31, 2016. In addition, patients may cultivate if they do not live near a dispensary, if they cannot travel to one, or if the dispensaries near them do not have an adequate supply of marijuana or of the strain that works for the patient.
The law contains reciprocity provisions, which recognize patients from other states so long as the other state programs are substantially similar to the requirements of Nevada law. By April 2016, those states must have a database from which providers can verify enrollment in their home-state programs.
About Nevada Dispensary Plans
Several years ago the president of Nevada dispensary plans was an entrepreneur putting together a dispensary and cultivation proposal for his jurisdiction. He spent over $125,000 consulting with horticulturists, doctors, CPAs, lawyers, Architects, Leeds certified engineers, product safety engineers, security specialists, inventory control professionals and others. Working for 2 years developing the plans required to attain a dispensary permit only to find out on the day the plan was to be turned in the permits were canceled.
Being an enterprising individual he decided others could use the plans and set out to open a medical marijuana consulting service to benefit others with the process and Nevada dispensary plans was born. Our plans have been used in Arizona, DC, New Jersey where our proposal was graded the highest in that state. We have won plans in every state where they have been submitted.