CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A study mandated more than a decade ago by Nevada lawmakers on medical use of marijuana has gone nowhere, partly because of the lack of available staff and resources at the University of Nevada School of Medicine to carry it out.
Dr. Jim Kenyon with the medical school told members of the Interim Finance Committee on Thursday that parameters for the study are "problematic," conceding very little progress has been made on advancing the study forward.
The study was ordered in 2001, a year after Nevada voters approved medical marijuana use.
The 2013 Legislature approved a bill establishing a network to distribute and tax medical pot.
On Thursday, the money panel approved $520,000 requested by the Department of Taxation to hire programmers and a tax examiner to implement the law.