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Nevada begins legal marijuana sales

Marijuana Growing News Nevada Becomes the 5th state for legal marijuana sales.
As of midnight, cannabis dispensaries in the Silver State can officially sell recreational marijuana to any adults 21 and older (just make sure you have an ID with you).
And if you’re looking to buy it, you should have plenty of places to shop. Forty dispensaries across Southern Nevada, including one each in Mesquite, Pahrump and Laughlin, have been approved by the state and local governments to begin selling. For Northern Nevadans, four dispensaries in Reno were approved for recreational sales.
Several opened their doors right at midnight, while other dispensaries are choosing to keep their normal store hours and plan to open midmorning Saturday.
The initial burst of sales will only last until 3 a.m., when stores must close because of local zoning ordinances. They can reopen at 6 a.m.
Nevada joins Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska as the only U.S. states with regulated and taxed marijuana markets.
The first sales come less than eight months after Nevadans voted to legalize the use and sale of recreational pot.

Nevada hopes to see quite the rise in revenue by bringing legal marijuana out into dispensaries it has been a slow steady climb as the county commissions had issues in the past with various aspects of those growing marijuana and selling in in edibles and other marijuana products.

A brief list of what are know approved dispensaries below:

Clark County
Acres Medical LLC 1230 Western Ave. Las Vegas Clark
Apothecary Shoppe 4240 W. Flamingo Rd. #100 Las Vegas Clark
Blackjack Collective 1860 Western Ave. Las Vegas Clark
Blüm LV 3650 S Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas Clark
Blüm LV 1130 E Desert Inn Rd. Las Vegas Clark
Blüm LV 1921 Western Ave. Las Vegas Clark
CannaCopia 6332 S Rainbow Blvd. # 105 Las Vegas Clark
Canopi 1324 S. 3rd St. Las Vegas Clark
Canopi 2113 N. Las Vegas Blvd. North Las Vegas Clark
Canopi 6540 Blue Diamond Rd. Las Vegas Clark
Deep Roots Harvest 195 Willis Carrier Canyon Mesquite Clark
Essence 5765 W Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas Clark
Essence 2307 S Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas Clark
Euphoria Wellness 7780 S. Jones Blvd. #105 Las Vegas Clark
Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary 2520 S. Maryland Pkwy. Las Vegas Clark
Jardin 2900 E. Desert Inn Rd. 102 Las Vegas Clark
Jenny’s Dispensary 5530 N. Decatur Blvd # 115 North Las Vegas Clark
Las Vegas Releaf 2244 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas Clark
Medizin 4850 W Sunset Rd. # 130 Las Vegas Clark
MMJ America 4660 S Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas Clark
Nevada Medical Marijuana 1975 S. Casino Dr. Laughlin Clark
Nevada Wellness Center 3200 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas Clark
New Amsterdam Naturals 823 S. 3rd St. Las Vegas Clark
NuLeaf 430 E. Twain Ave. Las Vegas Clark
Oasis Medical Cannabis 1800 Industrial Rd # 180 Las Vegas Clark
Panacea Cannabis 4235 Artic Spring Ave. Las Vegas Clark
Piso’s 4110 S. Maryland Pkwy. Las Vegas Clark
Reef Dispensaries 3400 Western Ave. Las Vegas Clark
Reef Dispensaries 1366 W. Cheyenne Ave # 110-111 North Las Vegas Clark
Sahara Wellness 420 E. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas Clark
Shango Las Vegas 4380 Boulder Hwy. Las Vegas Clark
Silver Sage Wellness 4626 W Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas Clark
The Apothecarium 7885 W. Sahara Ave. #111-112 Las Vegas Clark
The Dispensary 5347 S Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas Clark
The Grove 4647 Swenson St. Las Vegas Clark
The Source 6877 W Sahara Ave. # 8-9 Las Vegas Clark
Thrive Cannabis Marketplace 2755 W. Cheyenne Ave. North Las Vegas Clark
Thrive Cannabis Marketplace 1112 S. Commerce St. Las Vegas Clark
Zen Leaf 9120 W Post Rd. # 103 Las Vegas Clark
Washoe County
Blüm Reno 1085 S Virginia St. Reno Washoe
Mynt Cannabis Dispensary 132 E. 2nd St. Reno Washoe
Sierra Wellness 1605 E. 2nd St. # 103 Reno Washoe
The Dispensary 100 Plumb Lane Reno Washoe
Nye County
The Grove 1541 E. Basin Ave. Pahrump Nye

Drug derived from marijuana is on the cusp of federal approval

Medical Marijuana making it’s way onto the federal approval list of drugs well sort of..

Drug derived from marijuana is on the cusp of federal approval

Cannabis to treat epilepsy is on the brink of becoming the first of its kind to win US government approval.

Cannabidiol does appear to help reduce seizures in two of the hardest-to-treat forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome.

Because drugmaker GW Pharma was able to show that the product addresses a critical need, it was able to apply for a designation that could speed up the approval process. The company still faces some hurdles, though — the FDA has not yet approved any applications to sell marijuana for a health condition, and hasn’t given the green light to any drugs containing cannabidiol.

The first cannabidiol trial looked at the effects of the drug by studying 225 young people with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. The subjects were split into groups and given either a higher or lower dose of the drug or a placebo for 14 weeks. The results, presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s yearly meeting in Boston, showed that participants in the higher-dose group saw their seizure occurrence drop by about 42%. Those given the lower dose saw a decrease of roughly 37%, and those given the placebo only saw a 17% reduction.

The second trial, the results of which were published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at 120 children with Dravet syndrome. Half were given the drug and half received a placebo. Forty-three percent of participants given the drug saw their seizures reduced by half, and 5% stopped having seizures entirely. By comparison, the seizure rate in the group given a placebo barely budged.

Those promising findings build on previous research conducted last year by GW Pharma.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, which does not cause psychoactive effects but has shown some positive effects on certain body systems and may potentially affect seizures. This occurs without the aspect of the THC, which causes the “high” effects when using marijuana in other forms.