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Clark County Medical Marijuana Dispensary Re-Opens After Week Hiatus

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Marijuana at a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. Clark County's only dispensary closed briefly because of a lack of product, but has since reopened.

Clark County's first medical marijuana dispensary, Euphoria Wellness, had to close up shop last week because they had nothing to sell. 

Strict state testing requirements mandate things like pesticides, bacteria or fungus amounts within the supply. Therefore, even small amounts can result in a state-mandated quarantine. 

Euphoria Wellness co-owner Larry Doyle said the dispensary already opened with limited quantity, and when the state required a quarantine of three pounds worth of medicinal marijuana last week, it depleted the supply. 

Doyle said Nevada is not unique in testing for contaminated medicine.

"It is not unique in the sense of having a lab testing program but where it is somewhat unique is the extensiveness of the test," Doyle said. "It's hard to argue with an agency that stands for patient safety"

Doyle said they had expected certain growing pains as the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in the county, and with plans to expand operations to be self-sufficient in its supply next year, hopes things like this will not happen in the future. 

 

 

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