LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 01:  Customers buy cannabis products at Essence Vegas Cannabis Dispensary after the start of recreational marijuana sales began on July 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada joins seven other states allowing recreational marijuana use


There are some changes on the way for the state's medical marijuana program. 

State health officials have unveiled new regulations that will permit new forms of the drug, including chewable and effervescent tablets and lozenges as well as topical lotions, ointments and patches. 

The state also plans to create a new, shorter training program for physicians interested in authorizing medical marijuana for patients. 

Marijuana that is smoked still isn't allowed.

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