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Henderson marijuana dispensary hosts cannabis-based blood drive

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 17:34:27-05

HENDERSON (KTNV)  — Nevada Made Marijuana has partnered with Vitalant to bring a mobile blood donation vehicle to its Henderson dispensary.

The cannabis business said it hopes to not only give back to the community through the blood drive but to also raise awareness to the fact that cannabis users can donate life-saving blood.

The event is scheduled to take place on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nevada Made Marijuana, located at 3195 St. Rose Parkway, near Seven Hills Drive.

The dispensary quotes the Red Cross with the following: "The American Red Cross does not test for THC, and legal or illegal use of marijuana is not a cause for blood donation deferral."

Nevada Made Marijuana also says it hopes to break this stigma while being able to guide qualified cannabis-using donors to Nevada's blood banks and donor services.