With 2015 coming to an end, it’s time to start looking forward to 2016 and the potential it has to move cannabis law reform forward. Although there are several states – particularly California, Arizona and Massachusetts – that are likely to have legalization initiatives on their November ballots, there is only one state where legalization in guaranteed to be voted on next year; and that state is Nevada.
The Initiative to Tax and Regulate Marijuana, if given approval by voters in November of next year, will legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, as well as the personal cultivation of up to six cannabis plants, for those 21 and older. Cannabis retail outlets – supplied by licensed cultivation centers – will also be legalized.
Passage of this initiative would make Nevada the 5th state in the U.S. to legalize recreational cannabis, meaning 10% of the United States would have cannabis legalized, whereas just four years prior that number was 0%.
If you’re interested in volunteering for, or donating to the campaign working to get this initiative passed, visit the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol’s website by clicking here.