Court Takes Up Medical Pot Co-op Under Old Law

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Lawyers for two men arrested on drug trafficking charges for running a medical marijuana co-op in Las Vegas are urging the Nevada Supreme Court to find the original law passed by voters in 2000 unconstitutional and uphold a lower court ruling dismissing charges against them.

But a Clark County prosecutor says the case against Leonard Schwingdorf and Nathan Hamilton should be allowed to proceed.

At issue is whether the pair engaged in illegal pot sales through their business, Sin City Co-op. At the co-op, marijuana card members "pooled" the number of plants they were allowed to grow under the law and then obtained the drug at the dispensary.

The dispensary then asked members to make a donation to support the business.

A ruling is expected at a later date.


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