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Nevada’s medical marijuana program by the numbers—and words

65

Percent of Nevada voters who approved an amendment to the state constitution in 2000 to allow medical marijuana.

1

Ounce of usable marijuana permitted to program participants under the law. They may also have up to seven plants, but other laws make it illegal to buy or sell marijuana.

$150

Cost to register for the medical marijuana program. There is also a separate charge for mandatory fingerprinting. And another fee for the registry card.

None

Information offered by the Division of Health on where program participants can buy seeds or obtain plants. “Nor can we refer you to a doctor, ” the program facts read.

80

Words in District Court Judge Doug Smith’s extremely brief decision allowing charges to stand against six people arrested in a 2010 raid of Jolly Green Meds.

“Absurd”

How District Court Judge Donald Mosley described Nevada’s medical marijuana law on March 2, ruling it unconstitutional in his last day on the bench before retirement.

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