DigiPath Labs Enables Opening of First Marijuana Dispensary in Las Vegas
Shared by: Ryan Allway | cannabisfn.com
DigiPath Labs, the cannabis testing subsidiary of DigiPath, Inc. (OTCQB: DIGP), has cleared the way for the opening of the first cannabis dispensary in Southern Nevada. The state-of-the-art cannabis testing facility performed extensive quality assurance testing on the first batch of cannabis harvested by Alternative Medicine Association and approved it for medical use. The green light from DigiPath Labs should expedite the opening of Euphoria Wellness, which plans to open in Las Vegas soon, and is exciting news for patients who eagerly await access to safe, reliable medicinal cannabis
“This is a huge milestone for patients in Las Vegas and the rest of Southern Nevada,” explains Todd Denkin, DigiPath Labs’ CEO. “We have been gearing up for this day for well over a year, and we are staffed and equipped to be able to provide cannabis testing services for not only the region, but the entire state.”
The opening of cannabis dispensaries in Nevada was 15 years in the making. Although Nevada began allowing medical marijuana use in 2001, it only permitted attending physicians to recommend the use of cannabis for patients and extended legal protection for patients to grow up to 12 plants and possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis in a single 14-day period.
In April 2014, Senate Bill 374 expanded patient access by establishing a statewide medical cannabis distribution program, which allows up to 66 dispensaries and 200 production facilities to operate in the Silver State. The program was designed and is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services.
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