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Reno's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens for Business

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It's been a long time coming, but now Reno has its first medical marijuana dispensary. Sierra Wellness Connection held its grand opening on Wednesday.

The East 2nd Street dispensary operates on an appointment system, meaning you won’t see lines outside the door.
And they already have a big rush of appointments for their first week.

"We had a number of people coming in, talking about their medical conditions, and how other types of medication has not been very helpful, and how cannabis is going to be of great benefit to them,” says Steve Rausch, Sierra Wellness Connection general manager.

Maureen McGrath is one of those patients. She stopped by Sierra Wellness Connection today to get advice on which products would best treat her condition. She is battling cancer and says medical marijuana is the only medication that helps her deal with the side effects of chemotherapy. "I'm currently on chemotherapy, and I don't use narcotics, and this to me is like... it helps me eat, it helps me not vomit every day. It helps my anxiety level."
Sierra Wellness Connection says anyone is welcome to make an appointment and stop by, even if you don't have a medical marijuana card. They say they will walk you through the process of getting one - and help you find the product that is right for you.

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