Nevada has had a medical marijuana program for awhile now, but until recently, not that many patients enrolled in the program compared to other states. However, that is changing very fast now that medical marijuana dispensaries will be opening soon in Nevada. With safe access on the way, Nevada medical marijuana patient numbers are growing rapidly. Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
More than 8,000 Nevadans had medical marijuana patient cards at the end of 2014, an increase of 65 percent from a year earlier, according to numbers released this week by the state Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
People involved in the industry say they expect that number to grow far more — if the state can keep up with the demand.
“In a market like this, there should be 50,000 people that have a card by the end of 2015,” said Dr. Ivan Goldsmith, a Las Vegas physician who has recommended cards for 700 to 800 patients.
Not only will there be a lot of new medical marijuana patients frequenting medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada, but there will also be a lot of tourists that will be taking advantage of Nevada’s reciprocal agreement to recognize out of state medical marijuana cards. The medical marijuana industry in Nevada could rapidly grow into one of the largest in America.