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Reno's First Medical Marijuana Shop To Open Wednesday

RENO, Nev. (AP) — After 15 years of waiting, Reno's first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open Wednesday.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Sierra Wellness Connection is slated to open Wednesday near medical offices east of downtown Reno.

A Sierra Wellness spokesman says the shop plans to offer at least six strains of medical marijuana and the glassware to consume it to customers with state-authorized medical cards. Staff will be on-site to advise patients on strains and dosages and informational books and videos are found throughout the dispensary.

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Voters approved medicinal marijuana in 2000, but the measure lacked language to establish a system to sell or distribute the drug. The state's first dispensary opened in nearby Sparks last month.