Nevada will soon become one of the few states in the nation to allow those from out-of-state who have a recommendation for medical cannabis to purchase the medicine through state-licensed dispensaries.
Other states that honor medical cannabis recommendations from out-of-state include Arizona, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
In June, 2013, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law legislation which legalized medical cannabis dispensaries. The state’s first dispensaries are expected to open by early next year.
Earlier this month, activists submitted more than enough signatures to put the full legalization of cannabis to a vote of the people in 2016; these signatures are awaiting verification (ensuring enough are from registered Nevada voters) from the state.