Nevada: Signatures Submitted to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote
Activists in Nevada have submitted roughly 200,000 signatures to put an initiative to legalize cannabis to a vote, well more than the 102,000 required.
State Senator Richard Segerblom and Joe Brezny of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association submitted the signatures this morning to the Clark County Elections Department in North Las Vegas. Once the clerk’s office verifies that enough of the signatures are valid – meaning they’re from registered Nevada voters – the initiative will be sent to Nevada’s Legislature for consideration. The Legislature will then have the option of passing the measure into law, or sending it to a vote of the people in 2016.
If approved into law, the proposal would legalize the possession and state-licensed distribution of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older.
According to polling released last year, 54% of voters in Nevada support legalizing cannabis.
I think this will pass. I think it is unfortunate it doesn’t have clear route for legal distribution in place.