Sunday, May 4, 2014

Medical Marijuana: Talk by Tick Segerblom & Bio-Chemistry by UNLV Scientist, Martin Schiller on March 26, 2014

Richard "Tick" Segerblom is a Nevada State Senator. He was first elected to the Nevada Assembly in 2006. He was elected to the Nevada State Senate in 2012 to represent Senate District 3. He is a fourth generation Nevada representative. His mother, Gene Segerblom (née Wines), served in the Nevada Assembly from 1992 through 2000 and was a member of the Boulder City Council. His grandmother, Hazel Wines (née Bell), served in the Nevada Assembly from 1934 - 1936 representing Humboldt County. Segerblom's great-grandfather was William "Johnny" Bell representing Humboldt County from 1906 to 1914 in the Nevada Senate. Segerblom was Chairman of the Nevada Democratic Party from 1990 to 1994.
Segerblom represents Senate District 3 which encompasses a portion of urban Clark County including portions of the City of Las Vegas. 
Tick is also a practicing attorney.

Nevada Set to Make Millions on Medical Marijuana
According to an article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal last July, Tick Segerblom told a group that pot dispensary owners in Nevada are in a perfect position to make millions of dollars because the state is the only one in the country that plans to accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards.
State Senator Tick Segerblom helped pass the law (3) that helped legalize the dispensaries. As reported, Tick believes that the medical marijuana business to be a boon not only for state coffers but also for the 40 operators who will be able to sell medical pot to anybody who holds a card from another state.

At last tally 19 states had legalized medical marijuana - from Colorado to Oregon and Washington to Connecticut, Vermont and Delaware.

Tick went on to say that "...with the millions of people who visit here, I don't need to tell you how profitable it can be. And Nevada needs the money. It's very short on revenue. But we're not going to become a Venice Beach. Nevada has a thorough and fair bill, and we're going to regulate this industry the right way." 

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