By Nathan O’Neal on Nov 13 at 7:06 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – Fifteen years after Nevada voters approved legalizing medical marijuana and three months after the first dispensary opened for business in Las Vegas, patients can now get medicine delivered to their doorstep.
Euphoria Wellness started free home deliveries throughout the Las Vegas Valley early Friday. However, that new service still has competition with illegal delivery services that are often advertised on the Internet.
“When you deal with [those] delivery services, you don’t know what you’re getting,” said Edward Eng, who has had bad experiences with those services before.
That’s where Euphoria Wellness hopes to capitalize, offering free delivery services throughout the valley.
“We just explain to our patients and to new patients as well that we are a legal service here in Nevada – able to get your product that is clean, so it’s tested medicine,” Purdy said.
Purdy told News 3 the delivery drivers undergo extensive background checks and drive unmarked cars for safety reasons. The drivers must also follow state guidelines.
“As long as you have your local Nevada resident medical marijuana patient card and a Nevada ID, then you can call us and we can deliver to the address that’s on your patient card,” said Darlene Purdy of Euphoria Wellness.
There are more than 12,000 marijuana card holders in Nevada, with most of them located in Clark County. However, access to medicine varies from patient to patient.
“People that are impaired or confined to a wheelchair or who don’t have a car and are really sick, they should be able to get delivered to,” said Bill Heaton, a medical marijuana patient.
Euphoria Wellness expects to get edible options on the menu within the next couple of weeks.