City of Las Vegas approves medical marijuana in city limits

(CNN) – The Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to allow medical marijuana dispensaries with its city limits.

The council members directed staff to draft regulations for people to set up medical marijuana businesses, including growing, testing and cultivating the drug for medical purposes.

At the state-level, Nevada voters approved medical marijuana in 2000, but that law provided no legal way for patients to obtain the drug except to grow it themselves.

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