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No typical medical marijuana user in Nevada (LVRJ)

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Who is the typical user of medical marijuana in Nevada? There isn’t one.

Among the more than 11,000 people with state-issued patient cards are the very young and very old. They include people living with cancer, HIV, seizures, glaucoma or other conditions.

Newly released statistics provide the first detailed look at who uses medical marijuana — and why. The numbers are public thanks to recent legislation that relaxed a state confidentiality law.

“We can provide a slightly more colorful picture,” said Pam Graber, a spokeswoman for the state’s medical marijuana program.

The number of Nevadans with patient cards has grown by about one-third this year, with more than 2,800 added since January. As of September, 11,406 people had cards.

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal. Read more: No typical medical marijuana user in Nevada

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