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1st Legal Medical Pot Sold In Nevada 15 Years After Approved

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — For the first time since Nevadans voted to legalize it 15 years ago, medical marijuana is being sold in the state legally.

More than 75 people with state-authorized medical cards lined up outside the Silver State Relief dispensary in Sparks before it opened Friday, to be among the first to buy as much as a half-ounce of pot for $195.

Voters approved medicinal marijuana in 2000, but the measure lacked language to establish a system to sell or distribute the drug. Until two years ago, anyone authorized had to grow their own — up to 12 plants per person — or find it some other way.

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The planned opening of the first dispensary in Las Vegas has been delayed by a dispute over county regulations and a potential legal battle.